National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007: Your Support is Needed

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • Late in 2000, Congress passed into law, and the President signed, a provision that declared the ten-year period beginning January 1, 2001, as the Decade of Pain Control and Research. That was seven years ago. During that seven-year period, precious little was done to advance pain control and research. One or two bills were introduced but languished in committee where they eventually died.

    Thanks to Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) a new bill, the National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007, was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 11, 2007. If we want this act to become a reality, we need to get behind it and let our representatives in Congress know how we feel.
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    E-mail Congresswoman Lois Capps and Congressman Mike Rogers to thank them for taking the lead in this important public health issue. Then e-mail your representative and voice your support for this act. You can find the e-mail address for your Congressional representative on the Congressional E-mail Directory. E-mail Congresswoman Capps via her web site at or Congressman Rogers via his web site at

    Download a summary of the bill or the full version.
Published On: September 24, 2007