HB 1977 which would have protected physicians who treated Lyme patients
and would have required the insurance companies to cover treatment for Lyme
died in committee November0f 2004. Advocates are trying to get the
bill introduced in January 2005. Please see our
discussion for more information about how you can help make this bill a
reality. Write to your PA state senators and reps asking them to pass
a bill that will allow physicians to treat Lyme disease effectively and require
the insurance companies to cover long term treatment for Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is becoming more prevalent in our area. Quite often, people
(Fever, aches, flu like symptoms, loss of concentration) until the disease has progressed to the point of being
difficult to treat. People with Lyme are often misdiagnosed as having multiple
sclerosis or other diseases. The symptoms and test results are often ambivalent.
You can become infected by the adult tick or the larva of the
Lyme tick. The larva is not much
larger than the period at the end of this sentence.
There are several things you can do to protect yourself against Lyme. If you
can raise Guinea Hens and Chickens, that will go a long way toward reducing the
Tick Population. Fencing helps as well as