I just received this urgent message from fellow diabetes advocate, Bennet Dunlap:
Oregon is proposing a policy that risks the long-term health of people with type 2 diabetes. They would severely restrict Medicaid-funded strips. This jeopardizes the health of Oregon PWDs and sets a dangerous precedent for other states.
From the Change.org site petition by DiaTribe
At a recent meeting of Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), the state panel recommended reducing access to test strips for people with type 2 diabetes on the Medicaid-funded Oregon Health Plan (OHP). A new plan would severely restrict access to strips for type 2 patients unless they are newly diagnosed, take insulin, or meet a few other special requirements. For people not taking insulin – which covers the vast majority, about 70% of all type 2 patients – those with an A1c above 8.0% would be entitled to one test strip per week, while those with an A1c below 8.0% would not be provided with any test strips at all.
Read what a real problem it is and sign the petition AND WE NEED TO DO IT TODAY AS THE DECISION IS SCHEDULED IN 2 DAYS —CLICK HERE.
This is such a dangerous and real problem…..and IN MY OPINION do not think that they will not be looking at checking/testing blood glucose numbers for T1 in the future. The precedent this sets should scare the daylights out of you.
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