[Diabetes-talk] FW: An important message about changes in health insurance for people with diabetes

Dr. Denise M Robinson deniserob at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 18:42:41 UTC 2013

Thanks Mike

On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM, Mike Freeman <k7uij at panix.com> wrote:

> From: American Diabetes Association [mailto:news at diabetes.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 8:31 AM
> Subject: An important message about changes in health insurance for people
> with diabetes
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> Dear Friend,
> The Affordable Care Act is bringing additional major health insurance
> changes for people with diabetes over the next few months,
> including-finally-the end of discrimination against people with diabetes in
> the health insurance market. No longer can an insurance company stamp "NO"
> on an application, simply because you or a family member has diabetes.
> While these changes will benefit people with diabetes all over the country,
> we are aware that there is some confusion about how they will benefit you,
> your friends and your family.
> That is why, at the American Diabetes Association, we are bringing you
> information about the Affordable Care Act to help you get insurance that
> best meets the needs of you and your family.
> There are two important dates to keep in mind:
> *       On October 1, 2013, people can start signing up for health
> insurance
> through their state Marketplace. Coverage purchased in the Marketplace will
> go into effect as early as January 1, 2014.
> *       January 1, 2014 brings a host of other changes including ending
> discrimination based on diabetes, ending lifetime dollar limits on
> benefits,
> and providing financial help to pay for insurance.
> We have two new documents to help you understand both Marketplaces and the
> upcoming changes in health insurance rules related to diabetes. These
> documents are also available in Spanish.
> In the Association's new Q&A,
> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=REWbFGV65CSkMjTRhnmUww> "The Health
> Insurance Marketplace and People with Diabetes", you will find a list of
> frequently asked questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace
> opening in your state on October 1st. If you or anyone you know is
> uninsured
> or shopping for new coverage-or simply wants to explore other insurance
> options-this document will help you learn more about Marketplaces. The
> American Diabetes Association does not recommend specific health plans, but
> we want to provide you with an understanding of the new Marketplaces and
> link you to available resources for assistance. Click
> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=zGRD0YxCX1mNFokTUGTfLQ> HERE to read
> the
> Q&A.
> The American Diabetes Association's new
> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=Wwq_KBQ2vxklQQli4IGMiw> "Health
> Insurance
> Update: Protections for People with Diabetes" provides information on
> changes to health insurance rules which impact people with diabetes,
> including changes that are already in effect and some starting on the first
> day of the new year. We want to help you understand these changes and how
> they can benefit you, your friends and family. Click
> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=8HUZuASOLReWhbizh79eKQ> HERE to read
> the
> update.
> Making sure that people living with, and at risk for, diabetes can access
> the care they need for optimal health is at the core of the American
> Diabetes Association's mission. The new Marketplaces, coupled with the new
> health insurance rules, will help people with diabetes get the care and
> treatment they need. Please help spread the word about these changes by
> forwarding this email to friends and family affected by diabetes.
> We appreciate your support and everything you do to Stop DiabetesR.
> Sincerely,
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> Karen D. Talmadge, PhD
> Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association
> P.S. Those who are seeking assistance in choosing a health insurance plan,
> or who want to learn more about the Marketplaces, can also visit
> <http://main.diabetes.org/site/R?i=_cD0aWnaY0nr3II3yQCMdg>
> www.healthcare.gov, or call 1-800-318-2596.
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