Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Second Reading of Bill C-442 - National Lyme Disease Strategy Act
Yesterday, Elizabeth May's bill C-442 to create a National Lyme Strategy came up in Parliament for second reading. You can watch it here. I truly hope that all MPs will be on board.
I can't imagine, given her explanation of the situation, why anyone would want to deny this of Canadians. Perhaps in the minds of some MPs, it boils down to a financial cost for Canada, but the cost to the health care system of leaving Lyme undiagnosed is much greater. Undiagnosed Lyme leaves individuals searching for answers, visiting multiple specialists, tying up MRIs, and going on disability which deprives the government of needed taxes. It's just a lose-lose situation.
Let's encourage our MPs to vote for this very important bill.