Right now, health insurance coverage for many hard-working, low-income California families does not cover continuous glucose monitors (CGM) even if their doctors prescribe it! 33 states' Medicaid programs already cover CGM, but California does not.
Fortunately, there are budget proposals enabling Medi-Cal to cover this benefit when a physician deems it necessary for disease management.
Will you tell your legislators that coverage for CGM is critical for people with diabetes?
Personalizing your letter is extremely important! Stories always make a better case than statistics, and personalized e-mails will have an even greater impact than form e-mails.
Dear [Decision Maker],
As someone with a personal connection to diabetes, I know that having access to the proper care makes all the difference in maintaining health and avoiding the costly and disabling complications associated with diabetes including blindness, amputation, kidney failure, heart disease and stroke.
Gratefully,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]