Right now, health insurance coverage for many hard working, low income Californian families does not cover continuous glucose monitors (CGM) even if their doctors prescribe CGM as the best way to manage their diabetes. More than 30 state’s Medicaid programs already cover CGM, but California does not.
Fortunately, there is legislation on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk that would authorize Medi-Cal to cover CGM for patients whose doctors deem it necessary.
Will you tell Governor Newsom that coverage for CGM is critical for those struggling to manage the disease?
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 deadly 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]