Medicare would cover National Diabetes Prevention Program
A U.S. senator is working on a bill to combat diabetes by making more West Virginians eligible for preventive care by expanding the National Diabetes Prevention Program to those enrolled in Medicare.
Study shows the change will improve care and reduce health care costs, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said.
The Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act will help seniors and individuals with disabilities prevent type 2 diabetes by allowing Medicare to implement the National Diabetes Prevention Program through community settings like the YMCA, local health departments, community health centers, and local churches reaching people with Medicare wherever they live.
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