Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

Decline in Diabetes-Related Complications

“These findings show that we have come a long way in preventing complications and improving quality of life for people with diabetes,” said Edward Gregg, Ph.D., a senior epidemiologist in CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation and lead author of the study. “While the declines in complications are good news, they are still high and will stay with us unless we can make substantial progress in preventing type 2 diabetes.”

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Analysis of the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act

Analysis of the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act

Make no mistake this will impact you and your family. This is a critical issue as health care spending is 1/6 our annual domestic spending. The Senate promised a different health insurance plan than the House’s AHCA and they delivered with the Better Health Care Reconciliation Act (complete discussion draft here). You can read the Senate’s own Summary of the Discussion Draft. The BCRA is not a repeal of the ACA, it is instead a…

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Does Domestic Violence Qualify as a Pre-Existing Condition?

Does Domestic Violence Qualify as a Pre-Existing Condition?

Insurance companies have a number of preexisting medical conditions that increase risk. Whereas most preexisting medical conditions are illnesses that directly impact the mortality of an individual, several politicians and advocacy groups question whether some insurers have taken these clauses too far. In the past, some insurance companies believed that a victim of domestic violence brought the same health risks to the table as those with pre-existing medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease….

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