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?

# FAIL

Fail

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 […]

Empowering Every Generation: You’re Qualified

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition welcomes Hannah McDaniel as our newest employee. As a DPAC Associate, she’ll help explain the policy issues impacting our community and share ways to raise our patient voices. Hannah is currently studying at Duke University. 


Hannah McDaniel

American Health Care Act Delayed: What’s Next?

What’s Next?

The American Health Act, scheduled to be voted upon Thursday, March 23, 2017 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is now delayed, as there are not enough votes to pass the bill.

As people with diabetes, we recognize that […]

5 Fast Ways to Tell Fence Sitters in Congress They Need to Decide NOW

Fence Sitters

Fence sittersNo one wants to make a bad decision, especially when it comes to the federal healthcare acts currently being debated in Congress to repeal and replace ACA (Affordable Care Act), which is […]

Over 3 Million Americans Impacted by Type 1 Diabetes Need Access to Healthcare

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Election Countdown: Hello, CGM Bill? We’re Keeping Score.

For those of us keeping score about the CGM Bill in Congress at home…

Wait, why bother keeping score at home when you can easily do so at DPAC’s website?

Here’s where we are sitting with the Medicare CGM Access Act […]

Guest Post: A DME Owner’s Perspective on Competitive Bidding

sam-headAs the owner of a durable medical equipment company, pharmacy and the parent of a Type 1 diabetic child, I participated in Medicare’s competitive bid program and watched closely as Medicare decimated the reimbursement amounts for diabetes supplies.