Rep. Julie Brixie Takes On Big Pharma, Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders

Representative Brixie helped pass new legislation that will lower prescription drug prices, supports plan to reduce insulin costs

Rep. Julie Brixie Takes On Big Pharma, Votes to Lower Prescription Drug Costs for Michiganders

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Earlier this year, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4348, 4351, and 4352, legislation designed to lower the costs of prescription drugs for Michiganders.

Representative Julie Brixie joined with legislators from both parties to pass the bills, which will limit costs tacked on by licensing pharmacy benefits managers – middlemen who control whether patients can access their prescriptions and how much they pay.

Since 2019, Julie has represented Michigan’s 69th district, in Ingham County, which includes parts of Lansing, East Lansing, and Meridian Township. Prior to that, Brixie spent 18 years serving on the Meridian Township Board, first as a trustee and then as treasurer.

Brixie continues to voice her support for lowering healthcare costs, including the cost of insulin.

“Lowering the cost of insulin,” she said in a statement, “will help 1 million Michiganders who need it but can’t afford to pay the staggering $1,200-20,000 a year.”