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Diabetes Report Card 2012: National and State Profile of Diabetes and Its Complications

Opportunities for Better Diabetes Prevention and Care in the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act (the health care law of 2010) includes several provisions that directly address gaps in diabetes prevention, screening, care, and treatment. The Catalyst to Better Diabetes Care Act of 2009, which is included in the Affordable Care Act, directs the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and CDC to enhance diabetes surveillance and quality standards across the country. In addition, diabetes is specifically targeted by provisions on administering private health insurance wellness and prevention programs (Section 2717), Medicaid health homes for enrollees with chronic conditions (Section 2703), the Medicaid Incentives to Prevent Chronic Disease Program (Section 4108), and the Medicare Independence at Home demonstration program (Section 3024).

For more information on health care provisions in the Affordable Care Act, visit www.healthcare.gov.

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Division of Diabetes Translation
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/DiabetesReportCard.pdf [PDF–1.4 MB]

Suggested Citation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diabetes Report Card 2012. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services; 2012.

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