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Health insurance for type 2 diabetic

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If you notice an error or are in doubt, please send a new question by email or ask for an update. Email

Q: My husband is a type 2 diabetic who wants to leave his fulltime job to be self-employed which would mean losing his company supplied group insurance coverage. I am finding that is not a question of getting affordable major medical insurance for him; it is a question of getting anyone to write him any kind of major medical coverage. What can we do?

A: There is always at least one health insurance option available to type 2 diabetics. Many people in your situation have two or three options available. See the article “Health Insurance for Diabetics” at for a full explanation of the coverage options.


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article: "Health Insurance for Diabetics"