The 2010 Affordable Care Act created many protections for people afflicted by diabetes, and perhaps none is more important than mandatory coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Today, the Republicans that run Congress and many state legislatures are working to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Millions of Americans with […]
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. […]
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 […]
Using the Scorecard
The DPAC Scorecard is a tool to connect you directly with Congress using social media. It provides links to members’ resources and sends Twitter messages critical to living with diabetes.
How do you use it? We’ve made it easier than ever with our new updated Scorecard!
We have updated […]
The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (H.R.1192/S.586) would create a commission to help bring […]
This was an interesting election year, was it not?
34 of the 100 seats in the Senate were up for grabs.
All 435 seats in the House of Representatives were in play for the election. (Musical chairs, anyone?)
Regardless of your political affiliation, the nail biter evening brought surprises for many. Now […]
Suspend Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) For Diabetes Testing Supplies
What is the Medicare Competitive Bidding Program?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) launched the Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) in 2011 with the goal of reducing out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare beneficiaries and provide cost-savings to Medicare for certain durable […]