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05 October 2007 @ 10:34 pm
National Pain Care Policy Act  
We don't like to think about it, but each of us will experience physical pain as a result of injury or illness. We'd like to think that when we do, we will receive adequate pain management and any other services we need to cope. Unfortunately, that has not always been the case. In an effort to improve the lives of pain patients and their families, the National Pain Care Policy Act was written. Please help us get it passed and signed into law!

Here is a copy of the National Pain Care Policy Act.

Go here to join us in urging our representatives to support this legislation.

Bookmark The American Pain Foundation to keep informed about legislation and resources for people with chronic pain. Pass this information on to people in your life who live with pain every day.

Please note that you can personalize your message to your representative, and I chose to add the following to my letter:

I am a chronic pain patient who is very concerned about this issue and the need for access to pain management for poor people. I grew up in poverty and I am concerned that poor people automatically have less access to proper pain management and health care in general than their middle class or rich counterparts. No one should be left feeling hopeless and helpless in the face of pain. I urge you to act as you would wish others to if you lived with severe pain every day of your life.