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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday-Newsday #130

Time for Tuesday-Newsday! There are three Featured Blog Posts this week: “Surviving the Holidays When You’re in Pain,” "Feeling Grinch-y? What you can do when merry and bright wears thin," and “It’s time for ChronicBabe Bingo! BONUS: Free goodies!” 

Let Me Know: If you’d like me to watch for articles on your pain condition, just drop me a note in the comments section below. 

WARNING:  My goal is to provide the most up-to-date news I can, which you can then take to your personal doctor and debate the merits of before you try it. I do not endorse any of the docs, treatments, info, and meds in anything I post nor can I guarantee they are all effective, especially not for everyone. As is the case with any health info, ALWAYS get your doctor's opinion first!


       Note from me: Doctors have been testifying before a Congressional Committee over the past week about how Obamacare will affect them and their patients, and saying what they think should be done to protect us. One of the doctors who testified is a neurologist who treats MS patients. His full testimony can be read HERE and I urge you to do so! This is too important to ignore and just hope that it will all come out okay. 
       What the neurologist basically talks about is how patients with complex conditions like Multiple Sclerosis in many cases not be able to get access to care and treatments they need, medications for many will be unaffordable, and many top doctors/hospitals will be squeezed out, creating a smaller pool of specialists for those who need them most. One statement he makes is, “Simply having an insurance card that does not guarantee access to providers nor medications is useless.” 
       My own personal pain physician agrees. I’m starting to get really frightened about the future of medical care for you and me. I found a few interviews and articles online from a couple of different sources so you can hear what doctors are saying:

Click on the activated link over each doctors’ name in the article and you can read their entire testimony (and I highly recommend that you do so!)

One county health care services director warns, Enrollment doesn’t mean access... There aren’t enough primary care physicians, period."





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by Jenni Prokopy at Chronic Babe

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