Obamacare and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

The rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has had more than its share of potholes. But the new program also holds the promise of better coverage for people with diabetes, with expanded Medicaid coverage, a ban on denial of coverage for preexisting conditions, and an emphasis on preventive care. On the downside, health care reform’s focus on containing costs is squeezing diabetes care supplies manufacturers, which worries advocates for people with diabetes.

But for better or worse, Obamacare requires many people with diabetes who have never had a real choice on health insurance coverage to choose which plan they want. Navigating health insurance options can be an intimidating task, but asking the right questions can make a big difference when it comes to finding the best insurance option, particularly for those with diabetes.

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