Massachusetts Passes New Lyme Law Over Governor’s Veto!

Massachusetts Passes New Lyme Law Over Governor's Veto!

All the grassroots efforts in Massachusetts paid off yesterday when the Senate followed the House to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of a hard fought legislative battle to help ease the Lyme crisis.The new Lyme law will hopefully be a standard across the country but especially inĀ  other New England states who are the hardest hit by the Lyme epidemic.

The law requires health insurers to cover long-term antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease which will ease the financial burden on the sick. As expected, Harvard ideologues fought hard to stop the legislation with the usual arguments but finally logic and compassion prevailed and the lawmakers responded to their constituents.

IDSA lobbyists insisted that their”mandate” is more important than a practicing physician, but thankfully thoughtful lawmakers investigated the bitter feud behind IDSA’s position, and listened to the countless stories of chronic illness, financial ruin and heartache that has resulted from the current insurance rules – and they voted accordingly.

Related articles:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/27/legislation-highlights-divisions-lyme-disease/ft15pM7WKGOlwcCL3xsQTP/story.html

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/28/governor-baker-vetoes-lyme-bill-offers-alternative/Zev1jiYNp9OKg9PHvV9BZN/story.html

 

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2 Responses to Massachusetts Passes New Lyme Law Over Governor’s Veto!

  1. Nadine says:

    Great news. The truth will always prevail.

  2. S.C. Harrison says:

    I am glad people will be able to get help now when they learn they have this malady. Unfortunately, neither the information nor the treatment were available 11years ago. If so it would have saved the life and suffering of my brilliant, patriotic friend Dr. Loraine Mansfield.

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