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- Speaking out on the ACA repeal
- Chronic pain organization applauds rejection of ACA repeal
- A proactive step in fighting the opioid crisis
During the early morning hours of July 28, the U.S. Senate narrowly rejected the most recent proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), known as the “skinny repeal.” McCain (R-Arizona), who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, casted the deciding vote.
U.S. Pain was among many health and patient organizations that opposed the proposed reform, including: the American Medical Association; the American Public Health Association; American Hospital Association; AARP; the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; and the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
MIDDLETOWN, CONN., July 28, 2017-In the early morning hours, the U.S. Senate narrowly rejected the most recent proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as the “skinny repeal.” McCain (R-Arizona), who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer, casted the deciding vote.
“Putting politics aside, we are pleased to learn that people with chronic pain woke up the quality and accessibility of their health care still protected ,” said president and founder of U.S. Pain Foundation, Paul Gileno. “As an organization created by people with pain for people with pain, we were concerned about the far-reaching consequences of the bill.”
According to the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 75 percent of all opioid misuse does not start with a prescription, but through medication illegally obtained from a friend, family member, or dealer. Fortunately, a new, lockable pill bottle represents a promising step in preventing diversion without limiting access to relief for legitimate patients.
The product was developed by a company called Safer Lock, created by Nathan Langley and his business partner, Joseph Simpson. Simpson’s brother, Steven, became addicted to pain medications as a teenager after stealing them from their mother, Deborah. Deborah, who lives with chronic pain, began taking pain medications due to a car accident in 2002.
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