Tell Congress to Support National Pain Care Policy Acts

Karen Lee Richards Health Guide
  • Have you ever complained that...

    ... doctors don't know enough about treating pain? 
    ... the government intimidates doctors so they're afraid to prescribe pain medications?
    ... people don't understand why you need to take pain medication?
    ... there's not enough research to find new pain treatment options?

    If so, now is your chance to influence the people who can change those things. 

    For six years, people have been trying to get a National Pain Care Policy Act passed by Congress.  Now it finally has a real chance to succeed.  It has already passed the House and is now in the Senate thanks to the efforts of Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Christopher Dodd of Connecticut. 

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    Here's where you can make a difference.  Just take five minutes to e-mail your Senators asking them to co-sponsor and pass The National Pain Care Policy Act (S. 660).

    Now this is the good part – you don't even have to look up your Senators' e-mail addresses.  And you don't  have to compose an original letter unless you want to.  Thanks to the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and Teri Robert, Lead Expert on MyMigraineConnection, there is a form all set up for you with a pre-written letter that will automatically be sent to your Senators.  All you have to do is fill in your name and address.  There's also a space where you can tell your personal story or make your own plea if you want to, but you don't have to.  So there's no excuse.  It couldn't be simpler.   

    Note:  If you live in Utah or Connecticut, please be sure to thank Senator Hatch or Senator Dodd for introducing the bill. 

    I've already written to my Senators and I challenge each of you to do the same. 

    We all do a lot of complaining about the way we are treated (or mistreated).  This is our chance to do something about it.  I'm going to be blunt.  If you can't spare five minutes to help ensure this act becomes law, then don't complain about the lack of adequate treatment.  Don't put this off thinking you'll do it later.  In a very short time, it will be too late.  So please take the five minutes and do it right now!

    To e-mail your Senators, CLICK HERE.


    Below are links to more information on the National Pain Care Policy Act:

    Download a summary of the National Pain Care Policy Act

    Denise Coleman, one of our community members, has been keeping us updated on the National Pain Care Policy Act's progress.  You can read her posts here:

    National Pain Care Policy Act Reintroduced
    Pain Act Passes House

Published On: April 26, 2009