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Illinois governor signs law that caps insulin patient costs at $100 monthly

At the bill signing, an 8th grade student from Bureau County spoke about her Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis and what this bill will do to help her. Watch her speech...

(AP) -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law Friday, January 24, capping monthly insulin costs at $100 for state-regulated commercial health insurance plans.

The Democrat OK'd the legislation overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly in November after people with diabetes complained about a spike in out-of-pocket insulin costs.

Insulin is necessary for people with diabetes to regulate blood-sugar levels.

About 1.3 million people in Illinois have Type 1 diabetes.