As the patient voice for 29.1 million American families impacted by diabetes, the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) strongly opposes the Senate’s healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). We stand with many other organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and JDRF, denouncing this bill.Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). We stand with many other organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, and JDRF, denouncing this bill.

Written in secret, without bipartisan or medical advocacy organizations’ input, the bill will cut $834 billion to Medicaid over the next 10 years, eliminate cost-sharing subsidies by 2020 to help low-income families afford healthcare insurance, and permit states to cut essential health benefits and charge more for plans to those with pre-existing conditions. It also repeals funding for preventative and public health measures, which have helped diagnose and educate Americans with, or at risk of developing, diabetes. All of these will directly impact the diabetes community and will have devastating consequences for our nation as a whole.

We urge the diabetes community to contact their Senators through the DPAC mobile app or at www.diabetespac.org and ask them to vote no on this reconciliation bill, focusing instead on improving the existing laws governing our country’s healthcare system.

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Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act