Monday, July 23, 2007

We the People or at least thats how it is supposed to be.

I have said this many times and I will keep on saying it. No person in America, the most advanced country on the face of the earth should have to suffer from the levels of pain that myself and millions suffer but we do!!! Aren't we supposed to be a civilized, and compassionate society? Very Simple. Big Business in the form of the medical profession and politicians who once elected don't have time for one person like me. There are a few who care. Congressman Mike Rogers has been trying to get the bill below through Congress since 2003. I am in to much pain to write much tonight, but I am begging you to go to the link at the end of this post and call, write, or e-mail your political leaders and ask them to support this bill.

National Pain Care Policy Act Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives!

Millions of Americans who suffer from pain could soon find relief thanks to legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Representatives Lois Capps (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007, which would improve pain care research, education, training, and access. The pain community has been instrumental in joining forces to support and advance this important legislation.

Key components of the bill include:

The authorization of an Institute of Medicine Conference on Pain Care;
Permanent authorization of the trans-institute Pain Consortium at the National Institutes of Health;
The creation of a grant program to improve health professionals’ understanding and ability to assess and appropriately treat pain; and
The creation of a national public awareness campaign about pain management, conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, with particular attention to improving access to appropriate pain treatment among underserved populations.

Please click on The American Pain Foundation link below for more information.

The American Pain foundation

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