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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. […]

Ask An Expert: Trip and Doug Stoner – State Advocacy Inside and Out

 

Join our Experts Trip and Doug Stoner in a conversation on advocating for people with diabetes in the state legislature.

Double the Experts: The Powerhouse Couple: A Diabetes Advocate and a Former State Senator 

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Trip and Doug will […]

Playing Policy Advocacy at Recess

Congress is coming home from Washington for a break – or a recess. The House calls it a “District Work Period.” Your Representative may be having a town hall or other public event to connect with constituents. If so, it is an excellent opportunity to share your views on diabetes […]

Ask An Expert: Drew Wayne – What Really Happens in a Congressional Office

Curious as to what goes on in a Congressional office?

  • What are the different roles in the office?
  • What’s the process for getting from an idea to a law?
  • Who cares about diabetes issues in Congress?
  • How can you make an […]

Your First 100 Days: Building Your Personal Advocacy Plan

Building A Personal Advocacy Plan

We have a new Congress and a new Administration. There are many reports speculating about what they will do in their first 100 days.

I am asking myself, what else can I do in the first 100 days for people with diabetes? To be effective, I’m […]

The FDA Listens. We Can Speak Up.

We can speak up.
FDA Listens.

FDA works better when they hear from patients. FDA wants to hear from us. They want to know how devices and medication work in real life.

FDA is big. So they have created processes to channel patient views […]

Ask An Expert: Al Jackson – DC’s New Health Leaders

Al Jackson joined DPAC for our first “Ask An Expert” presentation in 2107 and provided background on the new administration’s health team: the health leaders in DC.

Who will be driving? What policies? Where in the New Administration?

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Understanding […]

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!