The folks at Consumers Union and Consumer Reports Health were mad as hell about the sorry state of health care coverage in this country.  They wanted to make darn sure that politicians are listening to the voices of suffering citizens, and not just those of the "big money lobbyists representing the health care industry."  So what did they do?  This May, they launched a cross-country RV tour. I kid you not.

A crew of a half-dozen campaigners is roaming the country this summer videotaping Americans talking about the challenges they've experienced getting the affordable, high quality health care they need. You can follow the Cover America Tour at their website and blog.

Here is a recent testimonial from Kathy of Earlville, NY, who can't afford the medications she needs to treat her diabetes:

(Click here to read the core Health Care Reform Principles that Consumers' Union is pushing for.)

Got your own health care nightmare story to share?  Click HERE.

News nuggets from around the diabetes community

NEWSFLASH: FDA Clears Dexcom Share Direct
Dexcom gets regulatory approval of its 'on-the-go' mobile apps for CGM data-sharing.
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.

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