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tonysgirl
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I just saw this on WTNH.com, the Lyme bill has passed unanimously in CT. Good News!!
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Looks like a lotta sick people are gonna be moving to CT.
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tonysgirl; does that mean passing BOTH senate and house reps in conn???

OUTSTANDING!! CELEBRATIONS GALORE AFTER GOV. SIGNS OFF ON BILL!!! [group hug] [kiss]

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http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/news_wtnh_hartford_housepasseslymediseasebill_200904301610

On to the senate, but looking good.

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tonysgirl,

Great news. Looks like the Senate is eyeing it favorably. Hope so.

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www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/news_wtnh_hartford_housepasseslymediseasebill_200904301610

(Connecticut) House approves Lyme_disease bill

updated: Thursday, 30 Apr 2009, 4:16 PM EDT

Story by: Mark Davis


Hartford (WTNH) - The Connecticut House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill designed to give doctors a freer hand in prescribing for Lyme disease.


This bill is aimed at having Connecticut doctors join their colleagues in New York and Rhode Island in treating the disease named for the Connecticut shoreline town.


"The hundreds and hundreds of e-mails that I received of personal stories of people impacted by this disease was just overwhelming," said Rep. Kim Fawcett (D-Fairfield).


As News Channel 8 reported earlier this month, the tick-born disease has driven many Connecticut residents out of state for treatment because Connecticut doctors are afraid to prescribe as much antibiotic as they think might be necessary because the state Department of Public Health has opposed it. But for many lawmakers, the issue strikes too close to home.


"I come from personal experience, having suffered with Lyme disease myself and in addition to that, two of my children have had it, one of them twice. And in addition to that, our family dog had Lyme Disease," said Rep. David Scribner (R-Brookfield).


"I had no idea what, last July, was going to present to me when my husband was diagnosed with a life threatening case of Lyme disease," said Rep. Fawcett.


State Representative Jason Bartlett has made this his cause because his mother has chronic Lyme disease. Seeing the bill pass unanimously today means doctors here are closer to the day when they can diagnose and prescribe the way they want.


"To give doctors the protection against the Department of Public Health for practicing medicine the way that they feel is necessary," Rep. Bartlett said.


Bartlett says he has plenty of support in the state Senate.

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Still has to pass the Senate, but passed the house UNANIMOUSLY. Very cool.

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What are the details of the bill in a summation?
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YES! GREAT NEWS!

Here are the details from the groups who are still working their fingers to the bone!

Just released!

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/80622

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http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/TOB/H/2009HB-06200-R01-HB.htm

Recent wording of the bill.

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I am soo happy! Congrats my CT neighbors!
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Are there other states with similar legislation beyond New York, Rhode Island and now Connecticut?
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If this is passed than we just need insurance to be mandated to pay for it.
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We already have a law to that effect in Connecticut (insurance must pay for long-term antibiotic treatment). With this new law, I think Connecticut is now probably the best place for someone with Lyme to live/be treated.
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suzeq ... .calif. i believe was 1st state to do this!
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So how does it work? If your physician practices in CT, NY, RI or CA they can't be prosecuted but the insurance company still doesn't have to pay? I would think there would be a great chance of having a successful appeal to the insurance company with a physician back by a state law.
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HEY TG...

Tonight, Richmond, 7 PM.

Be there or be square!

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TG or tracy- Any idea when it comes up for a vote in the CT Senate? Does the Senate have to come up with their own version & the 2 versions are "resolved", like at the federal level?

And is the "Guv" all For it/ ready to Sign it?
(BTW- who Is CT's governor now?)

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Now if we can just get some more LLMDs in CT [Big Grin]

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Jodi Rell....

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