Advocacy News

May 24, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases Long- and Short-Term Public Policy Recommendations for Improving Insulin Affordability

Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability,” (Public Policy Statement) outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin affordability. The ADA’s recommendations include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing access to health care coverage for all people with diabetes.

May 8, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases White Paper by Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group at Hearing of Senate Special Committee on Aging

Today, the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer William T. Cefalu, MD, testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (Committee) at 10:00 a.m. ET. Dr. Cefalu addressed the Committee and answered questions about the rising costs of insulin, which impacts millions of Americans with diabetes who rely on this life-sustaining medication. He also shared the findings of the ADA’s “Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group: Conclusions and Recommendations” white paper, which was simultaneously published online today in the journal Diabetes Care.

May 2, 2018
ADA’s William T. Cefalu, MD, to Testify Before U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging Regarding the Rising Cost of Insulin

The American Diabetes Association’s Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer William T. Cefalu, MD, will testify before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

April 27, 2018
Patient Advocacy and Health Care Provider Groups Urge California Legislators to Ensure Better Care for Californians with Diabetes

Yesterday, a coalition of four leading patient advocacy and health care provider organizations, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), presented testimony to California lawmakers urging them to ensure people with diabetes who receive their health care coverage from Medi-Cal have access to the life-saving medical technology known as continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

April 11, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Disappointed by Changes to Essential Health Benefits that Put People with Diabetes at Risk

Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) expresses disappointment with the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019, announced on April 9 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which moves forward with changes that weaken rules requiring certain health plans to cover a minimum set of “essential health benefits” (EHBs).

April 2, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch

Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the launch of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).

March 22, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases “Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S.” Report at Annual Call to Congress Event Urging Legislators to Make Diabetes a National Priority

Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its new “Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017” (Economic Costs of Diabetes) report, detailing the fiscal impact of diabetes on American citizens individually and on the nation as a whole.

March 16, 2018
Nearly 200 Advocates, Researchers and Professional Football Players Will Assemble Thursday, March 22 for American Diabetes Association’s® Annual Call to Congress

On Thursday, March 22, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will release its new “Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017” report, detailing the monetary impact of diabetes on our citizens individually and for the nation as a whole.

March 6, 2018
American Diabetes Association Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against CoreCivic, the Nation's Second-Largest Private Prison Management Firm

In its continued commitment to improving the lives of all people living with and affected by diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced that it is requesting to join a class action lawsuit, Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-00048, against CoreCivic, Inc., the second-largest private prison management company in the U.S., and the Tennessee Department of Correction.

February 9, 2018
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Renewal of Special Diabetes Program

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) stands today with millions of Americans, including more than 114 million living with or at risk for diabetes and more than half a million Diabetes Advocates across the country, to celebrate the inclusion of $600 million in funding for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) in the federal budget agreement passed by Congress and signed by the president earlier today.

January 12, 2018
American Diabetes Association Disappointed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Recent Decision to Allow States to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is deeply disappointed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to allow states to impose work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility. 

January 24, 2018
More than 40 American Diabetes Association Current and Past Presidents Demand Congress Renew Special Diabetes Program Funding

In a letter to congressional leadership, more than 40 current and past presidents of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) came together to demand that Congress renew funding for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP).

  • Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016
  • Last Edited: June 11, 2018

Articles from Diabetes Forecast® magazine:

Diabetes Forecast