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Nov 1, 2018

Washington, DC – The skyrocketing cost of insulin must be brought under control for the sake of millions of Americans who depend on it, and the U.S.

Sep 24, 2018

Washington, DC -- Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) sent a letter signed by 214 House members to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services advocating for coverage of artificial pancreas systems.

Jun 13, 2018

Washington, DC – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today celebrated a policy change that the caucus had long advocated to modernize Medicare coverage: The federal government will now permit coverage of costs for Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) by patients who track their data using smartphones, tablets and other personal electronic devices.

Apr 24, 2018

Washington, DC – There are multiple barriers to reducing the surging cost of insulin; Congressional Diabetes Caucus co-chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) have found that value-based contracting is one avenue that is worth exploring. DeGette and Reed today released the latest insights from their outreach to stakeholders as part of their ongoing investigation of insulin costs.

Jan 12, 2018

Washington, DC – In their continuing inquiry into skyrocketing costs for insulin, Diabetes Caucus co-chairs Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) today sent five more letters to health care industry stakeholders seeking further information about health plan benefit design and drug discount programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

Nov 9, 2017

Washington, DC – The co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), have released a bipartisan request for stakeholders to provide information about whether health plans can pay for insulin based on how well the particular drug product works for patients.

Oct 11, 2017

Washington, D.C.- Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, commend the House passage today of the National Clinical Care Commission Act.

Sep 21, 2017

Washington, DC – The co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), are taking next steps in their inquiry into the rising price of insulin after meetings during the past two months with stakeholders at major trade associations and in the diabetes community.

Apr 4, 2014
As you begin the appropriations process for Fiscal year(FY) 2015, the undersigned Members of Congress ask that you give strong consideration to the burden of diabetes in the United States and provide $20 million for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Oct 22, 2013
We write to ask for your continued support for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), which is imporving the lives of 26 million Americans who have diabetes and yielding a real return on the federal investment.

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