The state of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the islands, are severely infested with Lyme disease and a rampant tick population. The state has struggled severely, with doctors hands strapped and unable to treat patients properly with prompt and aggressive antibiotic therapy to eliminate a new acute infection of the illness, as well as address the long-term ramifications of longer chronic infections.
Thousands of people in Massachusetts and throughout the world are struggling with this quirky bacteria and its ability to move into multiple systems of the body, causing chronic conditions, many of them of an autoimmune-style and nervous system nature.
Please read this message below about an important bill in process in Massachusetts that would enable doctors to more properly treat individuals without insurance companies controlling them. Thank you Trish McCleary, Enid Haller, and other members of the Lyme disease coalition in Massachusetts for forging ahead with this work. Other states need to replicate your efforts.
The Massachusetts Lyme Coalition says, “This time period is crucial and we need you to reach out to your family members and friends and ask that they contact their legislator and ask him/her to sign on as a co-sponsor to H.D.469. Reps need to hear from their constituents- that is you! So please reach out to your Representative today and ask them to sign on to H.D. 469.”
Friends please pass this blog along.
Katina Makris, CCH, CIH
HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 469 FILED ON: 1/13/2015