Bloody Lymey

A Blog About Living with Lyme Disease

on October 30, 2012

With election day drawing nearer, I want to reiterate my position on the relevant-to-Lyme topic of healthcare reform. Aside from this, I’m trying to stick to the primary purpose of my blog: Lyme Disease/Chronic Lyme Disease.

Please consider ALL the facts when you’re pulling the lever or penciling in your candidate. There is a LOT at stake this election season. Please choose your candidates carefully.

Additionally? If you are a woman or you love one, there is even more at stake in this election. When we think of “Planned Parenthood,” many of us think of teenagers getting pep-talks prior to abortions. We may even think of a basket-full of condoms in a waiting room with some STD pamphlets and back issues of Us Magazine. However, the program helps low-income women access mammograms and other crucial & lady-centric services. We with Lyme, and those we love, deserve every bit of healthcare we can. If we never need these safety nets, then let’s please remember the multitudes of those who do. Many of us are just one more sick day away from poverty. Many of us are on disability — even if we used to be high-income professionals. Some of us have finished high school and struggled our whole lives as waitresses — and can no longer be on our feet for a whole shift or carry heavy trays of dinners. Please remember everyone and how we’re all in this together.

If you do not share my opinion, then that’s fine please be patient as I’ll return to my primary purpose: Lyme Disease. I respect your opinions – all of them – and don’t want to jam mine down your throat.

Bloody Lymey

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With election day drawing nearer, I want to reiterate my position on the relevant-to-Lyme topic of healthcare reform. Aside from this, I’m trying to stick to the primary purpose of my blog: Lyme Disease/Chronic Lyme Disease.

Please consider ALL the facts when you’re pulling the lever or penciling in your candidate. There is a LOT at stake this election season. Please choose your candidates carefully.

Additionally? If you are a woman or you love one, there is even more at stake in this election. When we think of “Planned Parenthood,” many of us think of teenagers getting pep-talks prior to abortions. We may even think of a basket-full of condoms in a waiting room with some STD pamphlets and back issues of Us Magazine. However, the program helps low-income women access mammograms and other crucial & lady-centric services. We with Lyme, and those…

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  1. Nicely said without siding out loud, but leaving a strong impression on the importance for Lyme sufferers and women in general. I have three daughters and told them that their generation has the most to lose if they don’t vote to keep these rights. How long did brave women take it upon themselves to stand up to men 100 years ago. We, with Lyme, are basically trying to make a stand ourselves and this is a big one for us as insurance companies will no longer be able to deny us coverage for our pre-existing conditions. Kathi

  2. Becki says:

    Thanks so much, Kathi. You know, the healthcare reform in Mass has had longstanding positive effects – our 5-8% reduction in ER visits has resulted in less congestion when there’s a REAL emergency — particularly during normal physician’s hours. There is a reduction in bankruptcies due to healthcare (*To be specific, there was an INCREASE as the national economy worsened, but in contrast with other states it is considered a “reduction” in that it was markedly lower than other states that did not have healthcare reform in place*) . There are more nursing jobs because people are seeking medical care sooner. It’s been amazing and I don’t know why Romney has turned the cheek to this and is not touting this as a success (I have some theories, though). And yes, the pre-existing condition issue is really stunning for a lot of us.

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