Governor Tony Evers says his proposed two-year state budget will include language aimed at limiting prescription drug costs in Wisconsin. The Democratic governor wants a 50-dollar cap on co-pays for insulin, and elimination of drug co-pays in the BadgerCare program. Evers’ budget would also create a new board with authority to establish drug spending targets for public sector entities and set price limits, allow the state to import prescription drugs, and create a new state-local entity to leverage purchasing power and reduce costs. Addressing prescription drug costs is a policy item which the Republican co-chairs of the legislature’s budget committee specifically asked Evers not to include in his budget.

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