The National Pain Care Policy Act (Senate Bill 3387) addresses the barriers to proper pain care by improving coordination of pain research, supporting education & training for health care providers and creating a national public awareness campaign.
You can read the text of the Senate bill at this link:
National Pain Care Policy Act of 2008: S. 3387
Congress.org is my favorite resource for quick and effective communication with your legislators. Just by entering your zip code you can find an accurate list of your federal representatives (House, Senate and President). You can search for topically relevant messages or compose a unique letter that encompasses your views on the subject. The system allows you to send the same letter to all of your representatives or a custom combination of people in a snap. The website is completely free, though you can pay extra to have your letters snail mailed if you prefer.
Alternately, you can send your senators an e-mail message through the American Pain Foundation website by following this link:
National Pain Care Policy Act of 2008 (S. 3387)
National Pain Care Policy Act of 2007
Pick Up The Phone: Support Pain Care Legislation
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