New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout

(By Judith Graham for Kaiser Health News)

Several weeks ago, Medicare launched an initiative to prevent seniors and people with serious disabilities from developing Type 2 diabetes, one of the most common and costly medical conditions in the U.S.

But the April 1 rollout of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program, a major new benefit that could help millions of people, is getting off to a rocky start, according to interviews with nearly a dozen experts. Continue reading article here…

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