Legislative and Legal News from 1997
- Congress increases diabetes research funding (23 Nov 97)
- Time for Law to Catch Up With Life, an editorial by Michael Mawby, National Vice President for Advocacy of the American Diabetes Association, examines the need to change the law that prevents people with insulin-treated diabetes from obtaining a commercial drivers license. (9 Nov 97)
- On Friday, October 10, 1997, Governer Pete Wilson of California vetoed legislation that would have required insurers in California to pay for diabetes supplies. The veto came late in the day, ensuring that there would be little press coverage. For additional information, see the following scanned images from Rick Mendosa's web site:
- The veto letter
- Governer Wilson's letter to the legislative leadership trying to explain his veto
- Press Release from Jose Moreno, the press secretary to Senator Solis.
- The U.S. Government spends US$1,700 per patient in AIDS research. It spends US$20 per patient on diabetes research. Sign the ADA-sponsored petition to President Clinton urging that more be spent on diabetes. (12 Oct 97)
- Daughter Dies, Mom Indicted (11 Oct 97)
- JDF provides an update on FY '98 House and Senate Appropriations. (27 Sep 97)
- California Assembly Bill 221 "... would authorize blood glucose testing for the purposes of monitoring a minor child with diabetes to be performed in a child day care facility." If you live in California, find your Assembly representative and express your support for the bill.
- The mission of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus is "to help improve the quality of life for 16 million Americans and support research to find a cure for diabetes."
- President Clinton announces diabetes initiatives. (9 Aug 97)
- Lane v. Pena, Secretary of Transportation, et al. summarizes a case in which a young man with recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetes was wrongfully dismissed from the United States Merchant Marine Academy.
- Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Applauds NIH Increase for Medical Research (16 Jul 97)
- The JDF urges Americans to contact your Representative and/or Senator regarding NIH funding. (29 Jun 97)
- You can read the text of the speech given by the Honorable Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House of Representatives, before the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International's Annual Conference on Friday, June 6, 1997. (15 Jun 97)
- Battling for a Normal Life for Geoffrey highlights the need for legislation to prevent discrimination against children with diabetes in school and child care settings. (19 Apr 97)
- Read about the Gray Ribbon Campaign to heighten awareness of the need to find a cure for diabetes. (6 Apr 97)
- The Diabetic's Health Care Counsel is devoted to diabetics and others who are interested in the well being of people who have diabetes and are concerned about the legislative efforts being made to change Medicare benefits for those who depend upon it. (6 Apr 97)
- At Massachusetts Diabetes Day on the Hill, to be held on Monday, March 24, 1997 from 10:00AM until about 1:00PM, a group will be talking with our state legislators about a new bill that seeks to unify insurance coverage for diabetes outpatient self-management, and ensure that all diabetics (Type 1, Type 2, and gestational) have the same items covered by all insurance carriers. (2 March 1997)
- Coverage Under New York's Diabetes Insurance Mandate can serve as a model for those who are working to expand their state's health insurance coverage. (16 February 1997)
- JDF Legislative Update on Doubling of NIH Funding (31 January 1997)
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