Dealing with a chronic condition such as diabetes is a difficult thing, affecting daily life from the moment of diagnosis. While not an easy task, management of diabetes is possible with the right medications and supplies. However, an insurance requirement known as “prior authorization” (PA) presents a significant obstacle to obtaining the necessary tools for the treatment of diabetes.
One thing is very clear following the Democratic presidential debates in Houston last week: Our leaders are far more interested in vying for the nomination than in proposing solutions that will actually help people. The most prominent example of this failure in leadership is the promise of universal healthcare.