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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Wednesday capping the out-of-pocket cost of insulin at $100 per month, making it the first state in the country to take such action, reports the Denver Post.

Why it matters: Axios' Caitlin Owens says people with diabetes are dependent on insulin, and as the price of the decades-old drug has increased, it has created problems for those who must take it, but can't afford it. Insulin is the classic outrage-inducing case of an old drug being marked up for no reason, with a hugely significant impact on patients who need it.

The backdrop: Diabetics have been using insulin for nearly a century, but the cost of the prescription drug has doubled since 2012 and is up to $1,000 under some health insurance plans, per the Denver Post.

Details: The new law still allows drugmakers to charge as much as they want for insulin, but insurance companies are expected to absorb the brunt of the cost, per the Denver Post.

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Robert Mueller speaks out on Roger Stone commutation

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill on Wednesday July 24, 2019. Photo: The Washington Post / Contributor

Former special counsel Robert Mueller responded to claims from President Trump and his allies that Roger Stone was a "victim" in the Justice Department's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, writing in a Washington Post op-ed published Saturday: "He remains a convicted felon, and rightly so."

Why it matters: The rare public comments by Mueller come on the heels of President Trump's move to commute the sentence of his longtime associate, who was sentenced in February to 40 months in prison for crimes stemming from the Russia investigation. The controversial decision brought an abrupt end to the possibility of Stone spending time behind bars.

Trump dons face mask during Walter Reed visit

Trump wearing a face mask in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on July 11. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump wore a face mask during his Saturday visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to AP.

Why it matters: This is the first known occasion the president has appeared publicly with a facial covering as recommended by health officials since the coronavirus pandemic began, AP writes.

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