Category Archives: Insurance

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: High Deductibles Send Under-insured Patients to Free Clinics

In the past, free clinics have been used to serve community members without insurance. Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, this focus has started to shift, and these clinics are now being frequented by lower-income patients …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Newly Insured Sicker Than Other Health Plan Enrollees

According to the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, new policyholders who got health insurance under the Affordable Care Act were sicker than other enrollees. They also had higher medical costs and used more medical care than people who …

Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Mapping the Uninsured Shows Regional Patterns

 

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The New York Times found some interesting trends,  when they recently mapped out the rate of people who are uninsured in the United States. Findings showed …

AskNadia: Why Medicare Covers Some Insulin Pumps

I was thinking about getting an insulin pump, but I am worried that Medicare will not cover it. Why does Medicare cover insulin pumps for some people and not for others?

Barbara

Florida

Dear Barbara,

Insulin pumps are covered under …

Diabetes Supply Costs Rule My Life!

There’s nothing quite like wondering how you’re going to pay for prescriptions.  I find it odd that we usually don’t know what our out-of-pocket cost will be until we’re standing in front of the pharmacy staff and praying that we …