DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, recently backed legislation to expand health care coverage for diabetes testing as part of his efforts to keep healthcare and lifesaving medical treatment affordable.
“Access to critical healthcare coverage should not depend on one’s financial standing, and the COVID-19 public health crisis has made it more important than ever to keep healthcare affordable,” Moylan said. “Illinois residents should never have to choose between delaying their medical treatment or face financial ruin. Early detection and treatment are absolutely critical and can save lives, and this bill will help more people have access to it.”
The Moylan-supported Senate Bill 1854 requires medical insurance companies to cover the cost of diabetes testing for high risk individuals. The bill passed both the House and Senate without opposition. This marks a continuation of his advocacy toward diabetes patients, as in the previous 101st General Assembly Moylan supported Senate Bill 667, which capped the monthly co-pay for insulin at $100 and is now law.
“I was happy with the progress we made last session capping the cost of insulin, and this bill marks further progress to make crucial medical care affordable, but there is still a long road ahead of us,” Moylan said. “I will continue working with my colleagues in the General Assembly to make healthcare more affordable and accessible in Illinois. I urge Governor Pritzker to sign this bill into law without delay.”
For questions concerning Senate Bill 1854, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email StateRepMoylan@gmail.com.