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8man12
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Bills,Bills,and more Bills,,,why make em,none ever pass.

Just my thoughts.

We keep playin ball like little p$$$$$,and we get no where been sayin it for 15 years now.
Or at least from when Klempner went from congestive heart failure to well in a month.

Lets keep people calling governm,ent agencies that do nothing for us.
I hung my phone up a year ago.

How much time has been wasted,how many kids crippled.

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pmerv
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You are misinformed. Some bills have passed, to our benefit, in CA, RI, NJ, and some say, CT.

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Tincup
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Can't never did nothing.

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Aniek
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And although legislation was vetoed in NY, the efforts led to a change in policy by the NY OPMC in investigating doctors for treating Lyme.

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MaryMi
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States that have had bills pending also ended with LLMD's being put through the mill.

I don't know why, would be interested in hearing someone's theory though.

Mary

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pmerv
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Even if you have a LAW (rather than a bill), people can continue business as usual, but the difference is, then you have some legal grounds for complaint and you will win. But you might have to force the issue.

You can never just pass a bill and then sit there. You always have to defend the turf you have gained and push for new turf.

We might win battles but the war continues! We have opposing agendas so we will always be enemies unless we can find common ground somewhere. Like what's good for me is actually good for you.

You might think insurance cos could be persuaded that upfront aggressive treatment of Lyme might be smarter because it would save them money down the road. However I think they count on the chronic patient losing insurance coverage entirely, so the ins co doesn't have to worry about the future.

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8man12
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Yes,bills take forever and about 2 percent ever pass.I would say we need better bills,ones with more proven facts,etc.We wait every year on a lyme bill that either gets vetoed,or they just dont get to it,(same as vetoed,in my book)
Who comes up with these bills?
The lyme community might need more people,or different people fighting for them.
All these federations do is push lyme patients to email,newspappers,etc.
We need some tv time,on good shows that people watch.
Why dont the foundations use some of the donations,to get on tv.
The lyme community needs exposure,and hasnt been getting what it diserves.

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If you are waiting for someone to come in on a great white horse to change things...I suggest you learn how to ride.

Margaret Mead stated that it only takes a handful of people to institute great change.

Never give up! Never give in! You know the TRUTH...fight for it!

Keep chipping away at the injustice done to you and your children by having your health care freedoms taken away.

You may not think you have created any change for the better.....Think again. EVERY effort works.

Just think of how many people read the internet....read the pamphlets....read the newspapers.....have seen the protests.

If you educate ONE person..you have done a great deed because they, in turn, can influence others....and so it goes.

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8man, you want exposure? remember what the AIDS activists did? remember what the Vietnam antiwar protesters did? remember what the Buddhist monks did? they got exposure but it took time to effect change even so.

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brian's wife, please sign up and get YOUR OWN NICKNAME vs. using your husband brian's name, 8man12 !

it's nice for us to know WHO we are talking to:
brian or you!


did i notice you volunteered to spear head some of the things you want changed!? yes, good!


i'm reading complaints, but i don't read where you are using your anger to make POSITIVE changes on what you want to do. [Frown]

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There are no problems, only solutions.

So there will be some who get discouraged, some who will fall away, some who will even turn against you.

Keep going.

You had to fight to get better, now fight for others who are too weak to fight.

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Great post Siz... REAL good!!!

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