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Congress is getting a little bit closer to making the changes to the health care system we've been dreaming about for a very long time. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) says these changes could provide a real benefit to people with diabetes. Draft health care reform bills have now passed through the committee process in both the House and the Senate.
The next step is for the Senate to combine it's version of health care reform legislation into one bill and vote on it, and for the House of Representatives to do the same.
The ADA asks that you contact members of congress and "ask them to pass health reform that is meaningful and affordable for people with diabetes."
The ADA is fighting for people with diabetes to not be denied health insurance coverage, to not lose their coverage, and to not have to pay higher premiums because of their health status. Health insurance should include essential health care services for people with diabetes and reasonable limits on annual out-of-pocket costs to protect people with diabetes from financial hardship as a result of accessing critical care.
Sign the petition on the ADA website.
You can also read updates on what's going on in healthcare reform, learn how you can participate and take action, and also get sample text for writing to your congress men and women.
Source: American Diabetes Association
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