How Closed Formularies Hurt Patients

How Closed Formularies Hurt Patients

Insurance providers have a problem: how do they balance the cost of drugs to patients versus the cost of drugs to themselves? Drug costs can pile up quickly on either side of the scale (or both!). To try and find the balance, many

Drug Importation Isn’t The Long-Term Solution

 Drug Importation Isn’t The Long-Term Solution

Though drug importation may seem like a logical solution to a very real drug pricing problem, importing drugs from Canada or other foreign sources is not good for individual consumers or the American economy. There are two main reasons:

  • There is currently […]

Affordable Insulin Project Helps People Advocate!

The new year brings some wonderful things: renewed optimism for the future, resolutions that may or may not be abandoned by February, and plans for a year that seems full of potential. But the dreaded deductible reset also accompanies the new year for many people. Paying for […]

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 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 […]

Congress Asks: Why Can’t Seniors Have Accurate BG Meters?

Trusted versus Unknown

If you had a choice between using a trusted blood glucose meter that you know is accurate and one that you had never used before (and never heard of before) that you don’t know is accurate, which would you […]

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 […]

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 […]