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Public Health Legislation Takes the Spotlight in Fall Veto Session
Posted on: 11/6/2019
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As the fall veto session continues next week in Springfield, ISMS is working hard on behalf of Illinois physicians to back these key public health bills: 

Banning candy-like flavors

Given the daily coverage of death and illness from vaping, it is not surprising that lawmakers are seeking to address this growing epidemic. Senate Bill 668 and House Bill 3883 are currently under consideration in the General Assembly. These bills would ban the sale of any flavored tobacco product and nicotine product.

Read the white paper from an ISMS-supported coalition of public health advocates.

Affordable Access to Insulin

Senate Bill 667 would cap out-of-pocket costs for patients to $100 for a 30-day supply of insulin. This ISMS-supported proposal passed 48-7 in the Senate and may be considered by the House next week.

The General Assembly’s veto session will conclude next week. Watch for a wrap-up in the next edition of Physician Advocate.

If you have any questions, please contact ISMS Vice President of Legislative Affairs Erin O'Brien at 312-580-6488.



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