Category Archives: Health Care Reform

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Get Off the Sidelines to Help Stop Diabetes®

Marjorie Cypress, PhD, RN, CNP, CDE President, Health Care & Education, 2014 American Diabetes Association

As President of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association, part of my responsibility is to make sure that what we do as an organization stays true to the mission of improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Continue reading

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Advocacy in Action – Our 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities

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Each year, the Association works to identify the leading federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities that will guide our ongoing efforts to Stop Diabetes®. These priorities help guide our work with Congress and state legislators, and drive our efforts to make diabetes research, prevention programs and access to health care a top priority on Capitol Hill and in every statehouse across the nation. Continue reading

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Health Insurance Marketplaces are Open: A Milestone for People with Diabetes

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October 1, 2013 marked another important milestone – the long awaited Health Insurance Marketplaces (Marketplace) opened – giving individuals, families and small businesses a new opportunity to buy health insurance in every state. Continue reading

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A Brighter Future for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Veronica of Charlotte, N.C., was diagnosed with diabetes at age 8. She is pictured here with her mother, Nikki.

Tomorrow, March 23, marks the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and we celebrate the important role this piece of legislation has already played in advancing the fight to Stop Diabetes. Let’s take a look a closer look at how the ACA can help improve the lives and outlook of those living with or caring for someone with diabetes. Continue reading

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Advocacy is Our Priority

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Diabetes is a growing epidemic, one taking a devastating physical, emotional and financial toll on millions of children and adults across the country. Currently, in the U.S. there are nearly 26 million people living with diabetes and another 79 million … Continue reading

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Understanding What Your Health Insurance Covers

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You may be surprised to know that one of the most popular provisions of the health care reform law is also one of the least discussed—a requirement that health insurers give consumers a consistent, easy-to-understand description of each plan’s benefits and coverage. Continue reading

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An Anniversary Worth Advocating For!

Affordable Care Act

Today marks the second anniversary of a vital piece of legislation in the fight to Stop Diabetes®: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (also known as the Affordable Care Act). Let’s hear first-hand the impact health reform has had, and will have, on people living with diabetes. Continue reading

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