ADA Applauds Passage of Florida Bill to Expand CGM Coverage to Medicaid Beneficiaries
"The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) applauds the passage of the bill to allow Florida Medicaid beneficiaries to be eligible for a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) device, a huge win for those diagnosed with diabetes and insulin-dependent in the state of Florida. For millions of people living with diabetes, CGMs provide significant, potentially life-changing benefits for diabetes management, which can also help avoid or delay serious co-morbidities, hospitalizations and even death," said Veronica De La Garza, ADA's Director of State Government Affairs. "We hope Gov. DeSantis signs this crucial bill in order to make the most impact on those in Florida who need it the most. We also want to thank our legislative sponsors; State Representative Melony Bell and State Senator Colleen Burton. Their leadership and dedication to ensuring this bill made it through the legislative process is commendable. The ADA is appreciative of their commitment to people living with diabetes."
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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 82 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the over 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life®. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).