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Committee on Energy and CommerceHealthIntroducedFebruary 12th, 2013
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Yes! Lyme is becoming an epidemic and people need help. It is impossible for those suffering from Lyme to get the help they need and end up losing so much of their lives. No one wants to be Ill but insurance and government is forcing us to be. Those who suffer from Lyme disease max out their credit cards, sell their homes, and get loans to try to afford treatment. Many die alone because no one cares anymore.
This bill MUST be passed to protect every American as chronic Lyme disease and other tick borne diseases is an epidemic that needs to come to light. Most ticks carry multiple parasites, testing is flawed, inaccurate, or not performed. We need more than prevention. We treatment for the estimated millions who are disabled, suffering, dying from these tick borne illnesses. We need accurate testing, especially for the blood supply and research to determine if this can be sexually transmitted. It is not just in certain areas such as the northeast. The range is expanding rapidly.
As someone with a tick-borne illness, I have learned a great deal about the subject. Tick-borne illnesses (Lyme disease and related) are growing at a rate of 300,000+ new cases per year. It is an epidemic and we are unprepared to test for and treat it. Please vote yes.