Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Owen says "Yes for SB9!"

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Owen needs some help everyone. Currently, the laws that say that the food Owen eats (called "medical foods") are covered by insurance are set to expire very soon. When that happens, Owen and all of his friends with PKU might have a very difficult time getting the food they need to keep their brains healthy. That's the last thing we need.

A bill is before the Oregon Senate sponsored by Senator Courtney. Senate Bill 9 can be read by clicking this link. Thank you Sen. Courtney! As you can see above, we've got 9 Owens for Senate Bill 9.

Insurance companies are difficult enough to deal with. Owen is just shy of 15 months old now, and we've gone 3 rounds with insurance companies to get them to understand that this is not just a nice thing, but rather absolutely essential for Owen's growth and development. Each time has been a struggle, and that's with current laws backing the cause. I fear the fight when we don't have state laws backing our efforts.

This sort of item will never get major media attention. But, how many Senate Bills have such a cute face attached to it?

Call. Write. Pester. Direct all of those things toward your elected representatives. Please.

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