Illinois expands insurance coverage for those with tick-borne diseases and children requiring EpiPens

[CanLyme Note: Yet another U.S. state ignores the baseless dogma of the private group the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), that chronic treatable active infection does not exist after 3 weeks of antibiotics. Chronic treatable active infection does exist, is devastating, and requires long-term antibiotics just as many diseases do.  The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) blindly follows the IDSA and refuses to allows patient and patient experts involvement in policy making.  PHAC publicly states they will take their advice on Lyme disease from the private IDSA through their sister organization in Canada, another private group called the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease of Canada (AMMI).  AMMI has consistently shown great a disdain for patients, physicians, scientists, and politicians who speak out against them and their pseudoscience. Canada needs to protect patients from this group just as several US states have now done through legislation.  As shown in freedom of information searches PHAC regulary consults and seeks advice from both the IDSA and AMMI behind closed doors.]

August 13, 2019

“The ability to receive treatment when you have previously been insufficiently treated is life changing,” said Rep. Daniel Swanson (R-Woodhull). “By mandating insurance coverage of long-term antibiotic treatment needed for patients, we are putting another piece of the puzzle into place for some patients and removing one additional hassle on their path to recovery.”

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  1. sue McDougall on said:

    If another U.S. State can ignore the Infectious Disease Society of America for long term antibiotic treatment, then what can be done in Canada to achieve the same result. “How are we missing the boat on this?”
    The IDSA has made fools of people. Frontline doctors in particular who have been taught in med school that the lies are true without actual basis in fact.

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