Advocacy TODAY.  ‪#‎JDRFGovDay‬

Today is a big day.

More than 170 JDRF Advocates are currently (today and tomorrow) meeting with Members of Congress in Washington DC to support the ‘Medicare CGM Access Act’ (H.R.1427 and S. 804).  To deprive seniors of CGM technology can have devastating results and is financially costly. Medicare does not consider CGMs to be ‘medical’ necessity. Over 95% of health insurers DO cover CGMs.

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Thirty-seven Members of the Senate and 184 Members of the House of Representatives are currently signed-on in support of bipartisan legislation to provide Medicare coverage of CGMs for people with diabetes. This legislation isn’t just for our seniors however – it will in fact benefit everyone – by helping to pave the way for reimbursement of next-generation artificial pancreas technologies when made available.

Make a difference today:

  • Email your Senators. This form asks your Senators to co-sponsor S. 804, the ‘Medicare CGM Access Act.’
  • Email your Representative. A form that asks your Representative to co-sponsor H.R. 1427, an identical House companion bill.

EVERYONE who has ever been touched by T1D can help advocate.  If you have done this before, PLEASE do it again.

And I beg you to share this information with others.

Reach out, take action, create a better future.

Buddy and fellow T1D advocate Brandon Denson. http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2013/jul/brandon-denson-pro-football-player.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/

Buddy and fellow T1D advocate Brandon Denson.

 

 

One thought on “Advocacy TODAY.  ‪#‎JDRFGovDay‬

  1. I love your blog and the fact that you were lobbying for CGM approval for Medicare. It is a very important issue to all of us in the diabetes community.

    I included your blog on the TUDiabetes web page for the week of March 14, 2016.

What do you think?