How Would the Proposed ACA Repeal Impact People on Medicare with Diabetes?

On March 6, House Republicans released their long-anticipated plan to “repeal and replace” the 2010 Affordable Care Act, also known as “ACA” or “Obamacare.”  The effort includes two bills drafted by two different committees, and it seeks to preserve the most popular components of the ACA while repealing […]

Share Your Personal Story About Diabetes to Congress

If you or (someone you love) has diabetes and you’re afraid of how the possible repeal of the ACA might affect you, you’re not alone. Millions of patients just like you are very concerned about what an ACA repeal would […]

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 (, established by the ACA. […]

Ask An Expert: Trip and Doug Stoner – State Advocacy Inside and Out


Join our Experts Trip and Doug Stoner in a conversation on advocating for people with diabetes in the state legislature.

Double the Experts: The Powerhouse Couple: A Diabetes Advocate and a Former State Senator 

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Playing Policy Advocacy at Recess

Congress is coming home from Washington for a break – or a recess. The House calls it a “District Work Period.” Your Representative may be having a town hall or other public event to connect with constituents. If so, it is an excellent opportunity to share your views on diabetes […]

Ask An Expert: Drew Wayne – What Really Happens in a Congressional Office

Curious as to what goes on in a Congressional office?

  • What are the different roles in the office?
  • What’s the process for getting from an idea to a law?
  • Who cares about diabetes issues in Congress?
  • How can you make an […]

Your First 100 Days: Building Your Personal Advocacy Plan

Building A Personal Advocacy Plan

We have a new Congress and a new Administration. There are many reports speculating about what they will do in their first 100 days.

I am asking myself, what else can I do in the first 100 days for people with diabetes? To be effective, I’m […]

The FDA Listens. We Can Speak Up.

We can speak up.
FDA Listens.

FDA works better when they hear from patients. FDA wants to hear from us. They want to know how devices and medication work in real life.

FDA is big. So they have created processes to channel patient views […]

Ask An Expert: Al Jackson – DC’s New Health Leaders

Al Jackson joined DPAC for our first “Ask An Expert” presentation in 2107 and provided background on the new administration’s health team: the health leaders in DC.

Who will be driving? What policies? Where in the New Administration?

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Understanding […]