Saturday, January 29, 2011

The burden of funding research should NOT lie with the patients

Creek said...:

Dr. Jamie Deckoff-Jones, Director of Clinical Services for the Whittemore Peterson Institute, started her job with the unpleasant task of notifying patients via her blog that the clinic to open in May at WPI will not be able to accept any insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare.

It's time, and way past time, for healthy folks to join with patients to act up.

One anonymous person commented on Dr. Deckoff-Jones' blog post, "The idea that ME is being approched by nickle and dimeing poverty stricken sick patients is immmoral and criminal." Even that commentor understood that the WPI is doing all it can, but their frustration is justified: the burden of funding research can't lie with the patients. Read more>>

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