Diabetes, Deductibles & the IRS

People living with diabetes might soon have better access to care thanks to an unlikely source: the Internal Revenue Service.

According to the IRS, insurers may now treat the care of chronic conditions, like diabetes, as preventive care under the rules of high-deductible health plans.  In other words, people with diabetes could get insurance coverage for essentials like vision screening and insulin before meeting their annual insurance deductible.  The notice follows an executive order from President Donald Trump directing the IRS and the Treasury to consider how high deductible health plans might help “maintain health status” for people with chronic conditions.  

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