Cover Continuous Glucose Monitors for those who really need them.
  • Petitioning Marilyn Tavenner

This petition will be delivered to:

Aministrator/COO Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Marilyn Tavenner

Cover Continuous Glucose Monitors for those who really need them.

    1. Elizabeth Merker
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Merker

      New York, NY

There are many seniors and people on SSD on Medicare with Insulin Dependent Diabetes. Some of us have severe issues with low blood sugars. These include unawareness of lows, passing out, losing entire days to insulin shock and seizures, in some cases with TIA(mini-strokes). All of the above for myself but a CGM sounds an alarm when the blood sugar begins to drop, potentially avoiding these episodes, which can result in full strokes and death. Private insurance and Medicaid will cover them, Medicare should as well.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Desiree Senter ST CLOUD, FL
      • 1 day ago

      People with chronic deadly conditions deserve the best medicine has offer if it gives them better independence and care.

    • Kendi Satterfield SPRINGFIELD, MO
      • 7 days ago

      My son is a T1D and would benefit from a CGM.

    • Yerachmiel Altman SHARON, MA
      • 13 days ago

      I am paying for my cgms out of pocket, am unable to feel a low blood sugar well enough to react to it.

    • evelyn soto WINTER PARK, FL
      • 18 days ago

      I myself am a diabetic

    • Janice Eastman PHOENIX, AZ
      • 19 days ago

      I have been a type 1 for 60 years and my cgm has saved my life numerous times in the last 4 years, but my Medicare hmo (humana & Maximus) has decided I don't need it. Reason-not covered by medicare. I am testing my blood every 2 hours 24/7. Medicare needs to protect its patients not speed up their death with medicare's ignorance. Are seniors not worth it? DESCRIMINATION!!!!!!!


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