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American Health Care Act Delayed: What’s Next?

What’s Next?

The American Health Act, scheduled to be voted upon Thursday, March 23, 2017 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is now delayed, as there are not enough votes to pass the bill.

As people with diabetes, we recognize that […]

How To Convince Lawmakers to Keep Pre-Existing Condition Protections

The 2010 Affordable Care Act created many protections for people afflicted by diabetes, and perhaps none is more important than mandatory coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions.  Today, the Republicans that run Congress and many state legislatures are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  Millions of Americans with […]

5 Fast Ways to Tell Fence Sitters in Congress They Need to Decide NOW

Fence Sitters

Fence sittersNo one wants to make a bad decision, especially when it comes to the federal healthcare acts currently being debated in Congress to repeal and replace ACA (Affordable Care Act), which is […]

How Would the Proposed ACA Repeal Impact People on Medicare with Diabetes?

On March 6, House Republicans released their long-anticipated plan to “repeal and replace” the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as “ACA” or “Obamacare.”  The effort includes two bills drafted by two different committees, and it seeks to preserve the most popular components of the ACA while repealing […]

Share Your Personal Story About Diabetes to Congress

If you or (someone you love) has diabetes and you’re afraid of how the possible repeal of the ACA might affect you, you’re not alone. Millions of patients just like you are very concerned about what an ACA repeal would […]

Over 3 Million Americans Impacted by Type 1 Diabetes Need Access to Healthcare

Changes to ACA will affect People with Type 1 Diabetes

The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration has made repealing the Affordable Care Act a top priority. For an estimated 3 million U.S. type 1 diabetes (T1D) and millions of other patients, both children and adults, this would […]

The ACA Repeal & Medicaid: What Would it Look Like For Patients with Diabetes?

President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), has touched the lives of nearly every American. Over 20 million people are currently covered by a healthcare plan governed and facilitated by the Health Insurance Marketplaces (healthcare.gov), established by the ACA. […]

ACT to Protect People with Diabetes in the U.S.

Pre-Existing Conditions Must Be Protected

The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration has made repealing the Affordable Care Act a top priority. For over 29 million U.S. families, this will be a devastating blow, as protections for those with pre-existing conditions, including diabetes, will […]

Happy Birthday, 115th Congress!

Every two years, a new Congress convenes, after a completely new House of Representatives and several new Senate members are selected to represent us. On January 3, 2017, the 115th Congress will convene at noon and will decide on bills, resolutions, and weigh […]

2016 DPAC Year in Review

It was an exciting 2016 for our community and for DPAC.

While so much more was done, we wanted to share what we consider to be the highlights of our DPAC community. You, by sharing your voices, made diabetes policy happen this year.

Stay tuned for an exciting 2017!