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Burgum signs insulin cap, vetoes healthcare choice bill



Bismarck, North Dakota – The cost of insulin will be reduced for state employees in North Dakota, which is good news.

On Friday, Governor Doug Burgum put his signature on a bill that will limit the amount of money that public employees will have to pay out of pocket for insulin.

People who participate in the Public Employees Retirement System plan will have their costs capped at twenty-five dollars each month under this measure. It is possible that as many as two-hundred persons would be impacted by the transfer. In the year 2025, the limit might be implemented for the general population, which would have an effect on around 60,000 insulin-dependent people living in North Dakota.

In the meantime, Governor Burgum is exercising his veto power against a law that would have given patients additional options in terms of their healthcare.

Late in the week before last, Governor Burgum exercised his veto power on a law that would have barred health insurance from excluding some healthcare providers from coverage. According to him, the expenses of healthcare would go up for more than 13,000 people in the state of North Dakota if the bill were to become law.

The bill will be brought before the House once again for further deliberation.