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As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues to spread in the United States, many people are understandably concerned about access to their medications. Health officials and medical professionals working in federal, state and local governments recommend that high-risk individuals with underlying health conditions such as Type 1 Diabetes, stock up on their prescription medications, in addition to practicing basic hygiene and avoiding crowded places.
Four insurers have introduced a cap on monthly insulin costs, but the federal government’s move to change regulations around high-deductible insurance plans may have the biggest long-term impact.
Qualifying plans which offer the option of health savings accounts can provide pre-deductible coverage for some care for chronic conditions like diabetes, according to a new rule issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Patient advocates use facts, the media, their relationships, and messaging to influence public policy, budgets, regulations, and laws regarding changes they want to bring for themselves and caregivers. They make their voices heard with the public and government officials. Historically, the medical care system placed physicians in a position of authority with patients playing a […]
A panel of experts provide their advice for how to navigate insurance issues and get the diabetes supplies you need at the best possible cost. —Amy Bevan–GluMom —Amy Bevan–GluMom Glu hosted a presentation and panel discussion on health insurance for members of the Glu community. Patients, clinicians, and providers spoke about the health insurance process, […]
On Tuesday, October 28th, JDRF advocates met with Massachusetts State Senator Ed Markey’s Health Aide, Kayla Scire, to ask the Senator to support Bill S. 2689, which would ensure those with Medicare have access to life-saving CGM technologies. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), have introduced the “Medicare CGM Access […]