Poison Front Man Bret Michaels Speaks Out in Favor of Insulin Legislation
Poison front man Bret Michaels is supporting legislation for affordable insulin for diabetics, he announced today.
Michaels-who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child– is lending his support to the Affordable Insulin Now Act, a proposal that would put a $35 cap on insulin prices for people with private healthcare plans and Medicare Part D plans.
A”ll diabetics deserve a fighting chance to afford insulin,” says Michaels in a statement. “With rising costs for insulin in America skyrocketing, it puts treatments out of reach for many. And, it forces them to make a difficult decision when finances become tighter to decide if they can either ration medication doses or go without it. No one with diabetes should ever go without the opportunity for treatment.”
He continued: “Putting the needs of diabetic children and adults has always been at the forefront of the Life Rocks Foundation, and I offer my full support for this bill which will bring costs down for those in need.”
The Affordable Insulin Now Act –which was passed by the House of Representatives on March 31–now needs passage in the senate.
Poison is set to join Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts this summer on the Stadium Tour. He will also appear solo June 17 on the beach in Wildwood for the Barefoot Country Music Fest.