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Lawmakers hear from Hoosiers in hearings over rising prescription costs

The emotional testimony on Capitol Hill made some Representatives cry.

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis woman is home again after giving emotional testimony on Capitol Hill that made some Representatives cry.

Sa'Ra Skipper told lawmakers about how the increasing price of prescriptions is putting her life in jeopardy and that of her sisters because they have to ration the insulin they need to live.

Both of them were diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when they were little girls.

After Skipper's testimony, one lawmaker pledged to do all she can to push back against what she calls "corporate greed."

Three of the five people who testified in front of the House Oversight Committee Friday are from Indiana, including the mother of Jordan McLinn, the little boy who became the face of the "right to try" bill here in Indiana and in Washington.