Ensure pre-existing condition protections are included in any changes to the Federal Healthcare Act
The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration has made repealing the Affordable Care Act a top priority. For an estimated 3 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and millions of other patients, both children and adults, this would be a devastating blow as protections for those with pre-existing conditions, could disappear.
T1D Exchange is a patient-centered nonprofit organization that focuses on improving care and accelerating novel diabetes solutions. We see these potential health care changes as a threat to our patient’s ability to receive the best care possible and access lifesaving treatments. At T1D Exchange, we believe that we can improve quality of life and reduce the burden of managing the most severe form of diabetes by investing in new therapeutic innovations. We use our collective medical and scientific resources to support our T1D community in several ways, including:
- patient and caregiver engagement,
- representing the T1D population through educational and advocacy activities, and
- leveraging our data and clinical evidence to support regulatory and reimbursement challenges.
Your voice and your experiences can make a difference
We must tell Congress that in order to repeal the Affordable Care Act they must ensure those with pre-existing conditions have continuing protections. Without it, federal health care costs could increase due to complications or lack of access to quality medications, devices, and services.
T1D Exchange has partnered with Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC), an alliance working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people with diabetes. In an effort to deliver your stories to congress, please visit the DPAC site to tell your story.