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 is a juris doctor waiting on her lawyer swearing-in ceremony living and working near Washington, D.C. She […]

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.

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 […]

How to Rock Diabetes Advocacy at Town Hall Meetings

Time for Recess! (And That Means Town Halls!)

Now that summer is in full swing, just like for students, Congress has a long recess out of Washington. With this Congressional session wrapping up, representatives have flown out of D.C. and back to […]

Bills-to-Laws: Changing Federal Diabetes Health Policy

We’ve all seen the SchoolHouse Rock video. (If you haven’t…)

We wish it were as simple as a cartoon, but it’s not.

The bills-to-laws process is a vital part of policy-making and policy changing within the U.S. government. However, the legislative branch of the Congress, consisting of the House of […]

Says Who: Who Is Involved in Policy-Making Regarding Diabetes

healthcareOf all the trillions of dollars the United States spends each year, almost 30% of federal spending goes towards healthcare. Medicare and health spending occupies a huge slice of the “budget pie.” Time and time again, administrations make promises and […]