Diabetes is primarily a self-managed disease. In order to stay healthy, a person with diabetes needs supplies like test strips, meters and insulin.
Adequate and affordable health insurance is important for people with diabetes to help them access the supplies, medications, education and health care to manage their diabetes and prevent, or treat, complications.
In the past, obtaining health insurance could be difficult for people with diabetes, however recent reforms improve access to coverage.
The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, includes a number of changes to improve access to health insurance for individuals and families and make coverage more affordable.
The state Health Insurance Marketplaces are open for business! Open Enrollment begins November 1, 2017 and ends December 15, 2017 in most states for coverage starting January 1, 2018. Individuals and families who purchase insurance on their own in the individual insurance market can buy a plan on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
We have gathered contact information pertaining to health insurance in each state and the District of Columbia and made it accessible to you.