Communication & Engagement Platform
Make your voice heard.
Take action on the bills that matter most.
We’re ranking the top bills coming in from Washington so that you can help our community thrive.
Here’s how it works. We score each bill based on three simple questions that assess the benefits for people living with diabetes. Then you reach out to your representatives and let them know how they can help. The best part? Everything you need is right here.
Does the policy lower the cost of insulin and other drugs for people living with diabetes?
Does the policy eliminate barriers people with diabetes face to getting insulin and other drugs?
Does the policy promote competition and innovation in the parts of the healthcare system that must be sustained?
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Quickly get insight on each bill and then contact your elected officials.
Insulin Price Reduction Act (S. 2199/H.R.4906)
75% This bill will help to lower the current list price of insulin and remove barriers to access this life-essential drug. If manufacturers lower the price of their insulin products to the 2006 level, that insulin cannot be subject to a deductible, prior authorization, or step therapy in Medicare and insurance plans. Insurance companies cannot deny these reduced list insulin products on their lists of approved drugs.
Affordable Insulin Approvals Now Act (S. 2103)
This bill will create competition and lower insulin list prices. It requires FDA to continue reviewing alternative, branded insulin applications even after a planned March 2020 cut-off date. If this bill doesn’t pass, there will be a delay in getting these insulins approved to the U.S. market.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Q: What is this platform?
A: Bills coming out of Washington are often pretty complicated. This platform makes it easy to understand how new bills impact Americans living with diabetes. We highlight the bills that will help our community thrive so can contact your representatives in Washington directly to tell them these bills are important to you and our community.
Q: Why did you create this platform?
A: It builds on ADA’s history of teaching others about the needs of Americans with diabetes, and goes a step further to make it easier to take action. We score the bills, and then you let your representatives how their decisions on those bills can help.
Q: Why is this important now?
A: Elected officials in Washington are debating ways to make healthcare and prescription drugs more affordable. We want the diabetes community to have a voice in the conversations. The Platform is a megaphone to make sure that voice is heard.
Q: Why the change?
A: Today there are over 30 million Americans living with diabetes. Together, we can shape the discussion in Washington and move toward a better future for everyone living with diabetes. The Platform makes it possible for us focus on what will truly make an impact in driving toward that goal.
Q: How does the scoring work?
A: The ADA scores each bill based on three basic questions that measure how it will actually help people living with diabetes. The scores will help you know which bills are best so that you can tell your state representatives.
Q: Can I read the whole bill?
A: We provide links to the full bills, but you can also find the full text of any bill on congress.gov.