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.
Some parts of the Affordable Care Act are already in place while many other protections go into effect in 2014. Get the latest news.
As of October 1, 2013, individuals and families have a new opportunity to buy health insurance through a Health Insurance Marketplace available in every state.
In the U.S., a majority of people under the age of 65 have health insurance coverage through an employer-sponsored health plan either from their own job or through a family member.
Individuals and families that do not have access to health insurance from an employer and do not qualify for public programs, such as Medicaid or Medicare, may wish to purchase a health plan on their own in the individual insurance market.
Medicaid is a state-administered health insurance program for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older, people under age 65 with disabilities and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
We have gathered contact information pertaining to health insurance in each state and the District of Columbia and made it accessible to you.
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