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Watch with Us: Congress Hears from Patients about Affordable Drug Pricing

This week, both the House and Senate will tackle the issue of drug pricing- and they’ll be hearing from patients. In a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday morning at 10am, officials will hear testimony on […]

Children with Diabetes May Lose CHIP Coverage

 

Click HERE to send a letter telling Congress to protect children with diabetes and fund CHIP!

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, provides health insurance for 8.9 million children from working families who […]

Tell Your Senators to Save the Individual Mandate!

What is the individual mandate?

The Senate is poised to vote on the tax bill (H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) in the beginning of December. The bill includes a repeal of the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act, which […]

Welcome to DPAC’s New Community and Policy Manager!

Introducing our newest DPAC employee! Leyla Mansour-Cole will be stepping into the role of Community and Policy Manager starting this week.

Leyla attended American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was a lead attorney in the Disability Rights Law Clinic, […]

Medicare, Dexcom G5, & Smartphone Access: Who’s to Blame and What Can We Do?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is life-saving technology for people with diabetes. The ability to view glucose trending data and set alarms to prevent dangerous high and low blood glucose levels has changed the way many of us manage our diabetes.

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?

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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 […]