Press Release

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood Announces New Ad Buy In IL-14 Reelection Campaign

“Darcy” highlights Underwood’s Lower Insulin Costs Now Act


ST CHARLES, IL – With fewer than three weeks until Nov. 3, Congresswoman Lauren Underwood released a new campaign ad Thursday. The 30-second ad, “Darcy” highlights the story of a young girl with Type One Diabetes. Insulin costs have risen swiftly in the United States, leading families like Darcy’s to spend hundreds of dollars each month on this life-saving medication. Underwood wrote the Lower Insulin Costs Now Act in direct response to her constituents’ concerns about the rising cost of insulin. The legislation was signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2019.


“As a registered nurse, it is my responsibility in Congress to help the families in our community live healthy, well lives. Darcy shared with me that her 12 year old daughter Lila has Type One Diabetes. Lila doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up, but she has informed her mother that she knows she’ll need a job with good health insurance,” Congresswoman Underwood said. “It breaks my heart that Lila is already thinking about something like the cost of her health care. I’m proud that I’ve been able to make progress for families like Darcy’s, and I look forward to continuing my work to lower the cost of prescription drugs.”



The Lower Insulin Costs Now Act will reduce the cost of insulin for the families who rely on it by making lower-cost, generic insulin available on the marketplace sooner.


“Darcy” will run on broadcast television and digital platforms. The ad comes after Underwood received the editorial board endorsements of each of the major newspapers serving northern Illinois: The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Herald and The Northwest Herald.





DARCY: “My daughter Lila was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when she was eight years old. The amount out of pocket is around $300 monthly, and that’s with insurance. Lauren Underwood listened to us, and she took all that information and went back and did something about it. She wrote a bill that got signed by President Trump to help with the cost of insulin. As a parent of a child with Type One Diabetes, knowing that this is something she’ll need for the rest of her life, knowing that it’s affordable, gives me a sigh of relief.”

LAUREN UNDERWOOD: “I’m Lauren Underwood and I approve this message.”