NYS budget: lowering prescription drugs for everyone in the state


NEW YORK – OCTOBER 12: Carole Jaquez displays a box of pills for her asthma and high blood pressure condition purchased in Canada at a 58.9% savings October 12, 2004 in New York City. Twenty-five senior citizens on the East Coast are traveling together on the Silver Meteor train, dubbed the Rx Express, which will take them to Toronto, Canada, to purchase prescription drugs at a cost 30-60% less than U.S. prices. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)- New prescription legislation included in the 2021 New York budget will lower prescription drug costs for everyone in the state through a three-part plan.

Insulin co-payments will also be capped at $100 a month for patients with insurance to combat rising costs.

A commission will also be created to assess the benefits and feasibility of importing prescription drugs from Canada. At the end of the study, a plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for review.


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