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DPAC Statement on Health Reform

Health Reform Principles to Protect Patients with Diabetes

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people with diabetes. […]

Forced Non-Medical Switching and Why It’s Hurting People with Diabetes

Forced Non-Medical Switching:

Practicing Medicine Without A License

Health insurers are forcing many people with diabetes to switch from their current medication to another for non-medical reasons. This practice is referred to as “forced non-medical switching”. As a result, many Americans with diabetes are […]

DPAC Statement on Medicare CBP

Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Puts Diabetes Patients’ Lives at Risk

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people […]

DPAC Statement on Access

Patients with Diabetes MUST have Access to Affordable Medications, Technologies and Diabetes Management Care

 

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve […]

Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) Under Pressure

Most people get their insulin or other diabetes medication in one of two ways. Some buy their drugs directly from a pharmacy at list price (which can be extremely expensive). Most, however, will get their prescriptions paid for, at least […]

The Dangers of Associated Health Plans – and What You Can Do

Associated Health Plans

Remember the days before the Affordable Care Act?

Remember paying more than your neighbor for the same insurance coverage solely because you have diabetes?

Remember worrying that you might reach your insurance’s lifetime limit on coverage?

Well, those worries […]

2017 Year in Review

With the start of 2018 coming very soon, DPAC would like to take a look back at all we accomplished in 2017 with the help of our amazing advocates!

This year, DPAC advocates supported public policy initiatives to improve the health of people […]

Announcing our DPAC 2018 Board of Directors!

DPAC is proud to announce our Board of Directors for 2018!

We are honored to have dynamic individuals from diverse career backgrounds who all share a passion to help the diabetes community.

Bruce Taylor, Chair

Mr. Taylor is a healthcare veteran with more than 35 years of experience in senior […]

Top 5 Takeaways from the Health Subcommittee Hearing on Drug Pricing

We know that not everyone can spend three hours of their day watching Congressional hearings, so DPAC did in order to bring you the key takeaways. Here are our top 5, in no particular order:

1. Insulin was a hot topic – it came up early and relatively often, both […]

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 […]