02052019CM0312SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Rachelle Crowe is working to make insulin more affordable for Metro East residents.

Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is a chief cosponsor of Senate Bill 667, which caps the out-of-pocket costs for patients to $100 for a 30-day supply of prescription insulin.

“People who require insulin do not have a choice in their medication,” Crowe said. “Drug manufacturers should not be able to raise the cost to line their own pockets at a patient’s expense.”

For people with severe diabetes, insulin could mean the difference between life and death, but regular price hikes make insulin difficult to afford for the uninsured and those whose coverage requires significant cost sharing.

Senate Bill 667 also directs the Attorney General's office to investigate reasons for rising prescription insulin costs to ensure sufficient consumer protections. The Attorney General's office will issue a one-time report detailing its findings and make public policy recommendations for controlling and preventing overpricing of prescription insulin.

The lead sponsor of Senate Bill 667 is State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill).

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IMG 2624CASEYVILLE – As technology evolves and scammers find new ways to target the older population, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) reminded people of the many ways in which they should protect themselves during the seminar for seniors she hosted Wednesday.

“Scammers are getting more and more creative over the phone and internet, and are targeting elders’ wallets,” Crowe said. “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t trying my best to provide seniors with the skills to fight back.”

The event was free and open to the public at the Caseyville Public Library on Wednesday. The Attorney General’s Office and State Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) co-hosted the event with Crowe.

In addition to this event, Crowe championed a measure in the Senate to create the Elder Abuse Task Force, which passed unanimously out of both chambers. The list of members is being finalized, but Crowe plans to fill a spot to study and report recommendations on senior mistreatment and protective services and laws.

For more upcoming events, like “State Senator Rachelle Crowe” on Facebook, visit SenatorCrowe.com or call her district office (618)251-9840.

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05222019CW0495SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a measure last month doubling the benefits for families of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, an initiative supported by State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon).

“With the cost of funerals rising, this legislation aims to lift one burden off grieving families’ shoulders,” Crowe said. “These public servants made the ultimate sacrifice and should be honored for doing so.”

House Bill 2028 increases the burial benefit for a firefighter or law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty from $10,000 to $20,000. The increased benefit applies to those individuals killed in the line of duty after June 30, 2018. 

Neither the benefit for State Police officers nor the benefit for local law enforcement officers and firefighters has been raised since its creation in the late 1990s.

House Bill 2028 passed the Senate without opposition on May 16 and goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. 

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Fraud seminarCASEYVILLE – Continuing her effort to protect senior citizens, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) will host a seminar in Caseyville July 10th for constituents to learn about fraud and scam prevention.

“Scammers are learning new tricks as technology evolves, so it’s absolutely critical we keep our older population informed,” Crowe said. “This past session I created the Elder Abuse Task Force to analyze our state’s protection laws for people over 60, and I’m looking forward to helping more seniors individually.”

The event is from 10-11:30 AM at the Caseyville Public Library, 419 S. 2nd St. in Caseyville. Financial experts from the Attorney General's office will be available to discuss common scams targeting older adults and answering questions on fraud protections and other elder abuse.

Although the event is primarily for seniors, tips for preventing identity theft and avoiding scams are useful for any age or group.

The event is free and open to the public with no RSVP necessary. For more information, call Tracy in Sen. Crowe’s office at (618) 251-9840.

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Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 251-9840 P

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Springfield, IL 62706
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