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Replay: Diabetes & Commercial Insurance – Ask An Expert: Dr. Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH

ejp-photo-nov20131Insurance is complex and diabetes is a complex disease to manage; trying to navigate commercial health plans for the best options can be even more complex with diabetes!

Last year in October, we held a very popular online presentation with Dr. […]

What’s The Latest on The Hill for Diabetes Healthcare?

The Senate has until September 30, 2017 to decide on the latest round of repeals and replacements of the Affordable Care Act. Over the past several months, plans have been floated that would have caused our diabetes community (and anyone […]

CALIFORNIA ACT NOW: Tell Gov. Brown to Support and Sign AB 447

AB 447 would authorize Medi-CAL to cover continuous glucose monitors (CGM) as ‘medically necessary’ and end the disparity of access compared to all major private health plans in California that offer CGM.

Every major commercial health plan in California […]

Trusted Blood Glucose Meters and Medicare’s CBP: Let’s Fix This

The Medicare system can be a whole new world for people with diabetes. Lots of changes, but some things should not change: the blood glucose meter that your medical professional recommends to you and one that you know how to use – and trust.

The CEO of DPAC, Christel Marchand […]

Why is Medicare Paying For Failed Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems?

# FAIL

Fail

Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? 

A few years ago, Medicare, in an effort to save money, decided to roll out a nationwide mail order program for diabetes blood glucose testing supplies. DPAC has been providing data and […]

DPAC Statement on Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)

As the patient voice for 29.1 million American families impacted by diabetes, the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) strongly opposes the Senate’s healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). We stand with many other organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart […]

#Coverage2Control with JDRF

#Coverage2Control

DPAC stands with JDRF as it launches its latest advocacy campaign #Coverage2Control, aimed at insurers.

Much like DPAC’s #diabetesaccessmatters campaign from last summer, the person with diabetes is the most important voice in the campaign. We are the ones […]

Congress has Cliques When It Comes to Healthcare

Cliques in Congress

Just like any large organization, you’ll find different factions in Congress that stick together on particular issues or ideology – and regardless of what you call them, they’re cliques. While some are obvious: Republicans and Democratic parties, others are less so, but still play an important part […]

Watch Me Whip, Watch Me No No – The Latest List for the ACA Repeal Vote

The Latest List of GOP members who need to hear from us.

In order for the latest American Health Care Act attempt (complete with the MacArthur amendment and supposedly minus the exemption of Congress members and their aides), the Republican party will […]

MacArthur Amendment is Bad News for Diabetes

The MacArthur Amendment gets a thumb down. The latest round of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) includes an amendment – the MacArthur Amendment and it’s bad news for those with diabetes.

DPAC has given insight in previous blog posts why the proposed […]