Congress Reauthorizes and Funds Special Diabetes Program for Indians >>

December 9th, 2010

Congress Reauthorizes and Funds Special Diabetes Program for Indians

On December 9, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4994, the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, which includes a two-year reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and the Special Diabetes Program for Type 1 Diabetes. The Senate passed this legislation the day before.

This two-year extension provides $300 million for SDPI over the next two years at a level of $150 million per year for Indian country. The President is expected to sign the legislation into law.

Click here to learn more about the SDPI program.

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