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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!