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Health Care Reform

The Diabetes Leadership Council led 12 national diabetes advocacy organizations to develop a consensus statement on U.S. health care reform for people with diabetes. Their shared objective:

Articulate for policymakers and health care system stakeholders how our nation’s complicated health care and coverage system works for – and sometimes against – people with diabetes, and provide tangible ideas for improvement


Member organizations identified and prioritized reforms that matter most to people with diabetes covered by commercial insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. 

Public and private health plans generally cover long-term diabetes complications, including amputations, blindness, end stage renal disease, heart attack and stroke. Now is the time to ensure people with diabetes have adequate coverage for individualized care that can prevent or delay the onset of these costly and life limiting complications. The shift is better for people with diabetes and their families, and a wiser investment of heath care dollars for payers, especially in the face of a diabetes epidemic.


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