If you care about improving pain care in the U.S., you will want to do your part to pass the National Pain Care Policy Act, H.R. 2994.
You can go to the American Pain Foundation website and complete the form to send to your local congressperson. All you have to do is fill out the form and it will be sent to the proper congressperson based on your address.
The American Pain Foundation says that it is critical to increase the number of co-signers for this policy.
From the American Pain Foundation site, here is what the policy is about:
…”According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the most common reason Americans access the health care system (over 75 million Americans suffer from pain, both chronic and acute). It also drives up health care costs, estimated at $100 billion annually in health care expenses, lost income, and lost productivity. It is critical that this issue gets the national attention it requires. The National Pain Care Policy Act addresses the tremendous barriers to proper pain care by improving coordination of pain research, supporting healthcare practitioner education & training, and creating a national public awareness campaign.”
So do your part today, and click below to take a few seconds to fill out the form!