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Congressman Tom Reed

Representing the 23rd District of New York

Reed, DeGette Praise Passage of National Clinical Care Commission Act

October 11, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chairs of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, commend the House passage today of the National Clinical Care Commission Act.

The bipartisan legislation creates a commission to improve care for people with diabetes and associated conditions. Additionally, the commission would be responsible for assessing how the federal government can more efficiently fund diabetic care.

“I am happy to see this legislation move a step closer to becoming law. We need to find a way to improve the effectiveness of government programs so that efforts can turn to improving the quality of care for those living with diabetes. The commission is a necessary step to streamline government efforts and use taxpayer dollars efficiently,” Reed stated.

“This is a significant moment for the 30 million Americans with diabetes and the estimated 86 million who have pre-diabetes. We are creating better communication channels to help people with this life-long disease, as well as their families and caregivers, to better manage and treat it – and to help prevent it in many other cases. The National Clinical Care Commission will serve as a big step in achieving this critical objective,” Congresswoman DeGette said.

The legislation had previously passed the Senate and will now move to the President’s desk for his signature.