Some people now pay more than $1,000 a month for insulin to treat diabetes, even with insurance.
Hoping for bipartisan compromise, they siloed the insulin price control as its own measure.
Still, only 12 House Republicans voted in favor of a bill that’s wildly popular with the American public.
Among those voting “no” was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), the GOP’s leading troll, who has come up with perhaps one of the most offensive justifications for GOP opposition to the popular bill.
In his newsletter Friday, Gaetz told his constituents that he opposed the bill because fat people, not Big Pharma, are responsible for driving up the cost of insulin.
“Maybe put Jerry Nadler in charge of the congressional weight loss program” pic.twitter.com/8ChxofqZUt — Acyn (@Acyn) December 11, 2020.
While Gaetz may claim to empathize with people struggling with weight issues, he clearly doesn’t think he’s one of them. »