A Dirty Word in Health Care: Managed Care

Quotation Mark Close Black

Lyme disease is the first infectious disease of truly epidemic proportions that emerged hand in hand with another new phenomenon affecting the health of Americans: the penetration of managed care in to the health care market place.

NEWS: “Sometimes a little rebellion is necessary” | LymeDisease.orgLymeDisease.org.

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The U.S. Senate: Calling for a Congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF | Change.org

“In the fullness of time, the mainstream handling of chronic Lyme disease will be viewed as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of medicine because elements of academic medicine, elements of government and virtually the entire insurance industry have colluded to deny a disease.”Mackenzie tick B&W

In the fullness of time, much is revealed and understood.  This will be true of Lyme disease and its co-infections and the role of government, medicine and insurance. It is shameful.

via Petition | The U.S. Senate: Calling for a Congressional investigation of the CDC, IDSA and ALDF | Change.org.

Bogus Grassroots Groups

Be careful – Bogus grassroots Lyme related organizations

Understand the organizations and the information they pass on.  

Remember, anyone can make a website.

LYMEPOLICYWONK: Bogus Grassroots Groups – Who’s Who and What’s What with the American Lyme Disease Foundation ALDF | LymeDisease.orgLymeDisease.org.

TOUCHED BY LYME: “When the story of Lyme disease is written, it will be the story of patients standing up and being heard.”LymeDisease.org

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., along with U.S. Rep. Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, have announced they will re-introduce legislation that would establish an advisory committee focusing on tick-borne diseases.

Words from our senators about Lyme:

Senator Gillibrand: “We need a better strategy than just checking our kids after a day at the park.”

Senator Blumenthal: “When the story of Lyme disease is written, it will be the story of patients standing up and being heard.

via TOUCHED BY LYME: “When the story of Lyme disease is written, it will be the story of patients standing up and being heard.”LymeDisease.org.

Tick Team Collecting Larvae

Short video – counting ticks.  

What is amazing is the vast quantity of tiny ticks that are collected in neighborhoods – not deep in the woods, away from humans and pets, but close to home.

From the University of Rhode Island’s TickEncounter.org

URI Tick Survey Team Collecting Larvae July 2012 – YouTube.