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Lawmakers to hold community conversations on rising cost of insulin

Lawmakers to hold community conversations on rising cost of insulin Photo: Alan Levine / CC BY 2.0 / MGN

Updated: September 09, 2019 10:03 AM

Lawmakers in Minnesota's House of Representatives on Monday announced details for "Community Conversations" around the state to address the soaring cost of insulin and prescription drugs.

DFL lawmakers said the meetings will take place in Burnsville, Richfield, St. Cloud and Shorewood over the next couple weeks in September. The meetings are an opportunity for Minnesotans to share personal stories with elected officials, learn about potential solutions and contribute to the discussion to help end rising prices.

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The events are all free and open to the public.

Minnesota lawmakers hold bipartisan roundtable to address rising cost of insulin

Below is the schedule for the conversations:

Burnsville Community Conversation
WHERE: Diamondhead Education Center (Savage Conference Room), 200 Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, 55337
WHEN: Monday, September 16; 1 p.m.

Richfield Community Conversation
WHERE: Richfield City Hall, 6700 Portland Ave, Richfield, 55423
WHEN: Thursday, September 19; 6:30 p.m.

St. Cloud Community Conversation
WHERE: Great River Regional Library (Array Room), 1300 W St., Germain St., St. Cloud, 56301
WHEN: Saturday, September 21; 10 a.m.

Shorewood Community Conversation
WHERE: Shorewood Community Center, 5735 Country Club Rd, Minnetrista, 55331
WHEN: Monday, September 23; 7:15 p.m.

On Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., the Health and Human Services Finance Division will hold a formal public hearing in Room 200 of the State Office Building to share stories and ideas from the "Community Conversations."

Legislators and Minnesotans met at the Capitol in August for the first conversation to discuss solutions to the high cost of insulin.

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