“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.”