Rationing Away Our Health Care

Joseph Shapiro __________________________________________________ “I’ll take all night if I have to!” So shouted 8-year-old Jennifer Keelan on March 13, 1990, as she hoisted herself up the 83 steps of the US Capitol. It was an exhausting journey on her hands and knees, but her muscular dystrophy (and the lack of a ramp) gave her no choice. She was joined that day by dozens of other … Continue reading Rationing Away Our Health Care

MS and the Coronavirus

It’s tempting to delude ourselves: Because we have MS, we’ve somehow already gotten our “share” of bad medical luck and the universe would not dare dump anything more on us. Then we shake ourselves awake and realize that because we are in that group of people who have underlying medical conditions, we need to pay particular attention to how Corvid 19 may impact people with … Continue reading MS and the Coronavirus

Aministration Releases New Guidelines Regarding the Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

As indicated in this bulletin from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society,  the Department of Health and Human Services has issued new guidelines for nondiscrimination in the wake of the coronavirus. While these guidelines are useful, in my opinion they are fairly vague (as is most of the language in the disability rights laws). The important thing will be how they are interpreted and ultimately followed. … Continue reading Aministration Releases New Guidelines Regarding the Corona Virus and People with Disabilities

Take CARE of Yourself during this Uncertain Time

_____________________________________________________________________________________________ Those of us with MS are used to making decisions about our own safety. We’re also smart enough to avoid relying on politicians and other non-medical people for our information. In that spirit, I’m providing the latest medical information about the coronavirus, and how it could impact people with underlying medical conditions such as MS. We’ve already gone through a lot, and that makes … Continue reading Take CARE of Yourself during this Uncertain Time