A lot has been said about the Affordable Care Act, but has it helped people in a tangible way? As it turns out, it has.
According to a recent research letter published in Diabetes Care on September 23rd, the ACA was responsible for ensuring that as many as many as 17% of nonelderly adults diagnosed with diabetes were uninsured between 2009 to 2010. After the ACA was implemented, those uninsured rates dropped by 12%. These numbers significantly reflect low income individuals, meaning that the ACA was responsible for helping many people with low income receive care for their diabetes. When these statistics are applied to the nonelderly adult population diagnosed with diabetes in 2015 to 2016, that translates to 1.9 million people who received healthcare as a direct result of ACA implementation, with 1.2 million of those individuals being low income.
Proactive treatment is incredibly important with diabetes care, so it’s good to know there are insurance options available at all price points.
These findings were published in Physician’s Briefing on September 25th.