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101. Thanks for Writing about this Scary Legislation
Thanks for writing about the scary legislation. I am Type II diabetic, got the betes @ 34, but haven't had the volatility that younger Type I's often do.

I created a blog to support . It is crucial that the 20.8 million diabetics in the US band together to stop S. 1955.

If others want to write their Senators, they can do so @

This is the site that the American Diabetes Association created to make it super easy to email or fax your Senator.

Keep fighting the good fight!
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  -S. 1955 will be devastating for millions of people with diabetes across th caligirl  Mar-17-06 12:40 PM   #0 
  - UNBELIEVABLE!!!  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 12:44 PM   #1 
  - Thank you thank you, thats what I was hoping for.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 12:50 PM   #3 
  - Democratic alternative to AHP's - S.2382  MH1   Mar-17-06 03:08 PM   #46 
     - Isn't Ben Nelson a Democrat? He's a co-sponsor of Enzi's bill...  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 04:03 PM   #59 
        - He is one of 3 sponsors see my post at 1:18pm  caligirl   Mar-17-06 04:17 PM   #62 
        - Nelson is not on the Committee  MH1   Mar-17-06 04:53 PM   #71 
           - I wonder why he would be sonsoring this unless its say  caligirl   Mar-17-06 07:40 PM   #84 
              - Nelson's statement, from his website  MH1   Mar-17-06 08:06 PM   #86 
  - Why are they going after diabetics.....?  MadMaddie   Mar-17-06 12:49 PM   #2 
  - A DEMOCRAT IS A SPONSOR OF THIS!  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 12:54 PM   #4 
  - Ben Nelson is a repug in disguise, very conservative state.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:01 PM   #7 
     - Is there true Democrat running against this baster?  Rainscents   Mar-17-06 01:12 PM   #10 
  - Here is a LINK to the BILL:  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 12:56 PM   #5 
  - For some reason, that link took me to the sight, but the "bill" never  file83   Mar-17-06 01:13 PM   #11 
     - Thank you for catching that.  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 01:26 PM   #20 
  - I'm also the parent of a Type 1 diabetic child  bluethruandthru   Mar-17-06 12:57 PM   #6 
  - thanks you, its hard enough with a diabetic child, but we have so many  caligirl   Mar-18-06 12:28 AM   #93 
  - KICK. This bill is example number 348,322 of how sadistic these  file83   Mar-17-06 01:09 PM   #8 
  - First, Corporate went after smokers...  Rainscents   Mar-17-06 01:10 PM   #9 
  - America has the greatest health insurance in the World!! (if your healthy)  file83   Mar-17-06 01:18 PM   #13 
  - Please call, I am devasted right now and need you to call. Please.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:19 PM   #16 
     - I just called Wyden-(D OR) office - told him to vote NO!!!  file83   Mar-17-06 01:31 PM   #24 
        - Thank you. I don't feel quit so alone in this.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:41 PM   #28 
        - If you live in Oregon  Left Turn   Mar-20-06 04:11 PM   #100 
  - My son would prefer not to be a diabetic, given the choice.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:28 PM   #23 
  - Kill off the weak, sick, poor, old, etc. and what's left?  Roland99   Mar-17-06 01:14 PM   #12 
  - Profit!  file83   Mar-17-06 01:19 PM   #15 
  - Pure, unadulterated EVIL  kurth   Mar-17-06 01:19 PM   #14 
  - Deplorable!  meti57b   Mar-17-06 01:22 PM   #17 
  - Please call and tell people. I really am hoping everyone here will do  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:27 PM   #21 
  - Until this I have held it together believing we could change things  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:25 PM   #18 
  - Past Censure, Past Impeachment  Coastie for Truth   Mar-17-06 01:26 PM   #19 
  - Huh? Is this "Judah Phillip Benjamin" appreciation week or somethin'?  file83   Mar-17-06 01:34 PM   #25 
  - He is above the picture of Ft Sumter  Coastie for Truth   Mar-17-06 01:41 PM   #27 
     - thanks for clearing this up, fight on. I am.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:42 PM   #29 
     - Sorry - those first 2 pictures didn't load - they were just red 'x'.  file83   Mar-17-06 01:55 PM   #33 
        - The two "X" are the "Republic of Cascadia" logo and flag  Coastie for Truth   Mar-17-06 02:42 PM   #39 
           - I just moved to Bend, OR - I'll have to look them up!  file83   Mar-17-06 02:52 PM   #42 
              - Congratulations on the move to OR, I hope to move there soon  bushmeat   Mar-17-06 03:50 PM   #56 
  - plese dont' waste out time with this, there are children at risk  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:39 PM   #26 
  - My dad has Type I  phusion   Mar-17-06 01:27 PM   #22 
  - In away they have been. Raising the cost of VA health benefits  caligirl   Mar-17-06 01:45 PM   #30 
  - K&R n/t  brokensymmetry   Mar-17-06 01:54 PM   #31 
  - Republican Sponsored Deathcamps  C_U_L8R   Mar-17-06 01:55 PM   #32 
  - De-populate. De-popluate. De-populate......PROFIT! n/t  file83   Mar-17-06 01:56 PM   #34 
  - K&R - An interesting story about this....  Iowa   Mar-17-06 02:02 PM   #35 
  - Can anyone tell me who voted  csorman   Mar-17-06 02:05 PM   #36 
  - I spoke to Clintons staff, we may be looking at at least  caligirl   Mar-17-06 02:22 PM   #37 
  - That is when they try to sneak this BS into bills. When everyone is in  frankly_fedup2   Mar-17-06 08:23 PM   #88 
  - Party-line vote, i.e. all Dems voted against, alll Repubs for,  MH1   Mar-17-06 07:43 PM   #85 
  - Link to Senator Kennedy 3/15 press release, effects are wide ranging  caligirl   Mar-17-06 02:34 PM   #38 
  - FWIW I sent off  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 02:44 PM   #40 
  - Can you post your email you wrote? - maybe we can use it...  NoAmericanTaliban   Mar-17-06 02:53 PM   #43 
  - Here is the copy  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 03:19 PM   #50 
  - Thank you for that.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 02:58 PM   #44 
     - no problem glad to do it  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 03:22 PM   #52 
        - My son's also have Celiac sprue, sorry to hear this on Chrohn's  caligirl   Mar-17-06 03:28 PM   #53 
  - Thanks Caligirl for bringing up this issue - I have diabetes & this will  NoAmericanTaliban   Mar-17-06 02:51 PM   #41 
  - What the hell is wrong with people?  windy252   Mar-17-06 03:07 PM   #45 
  - social darwinism. I blasted nelson. I wish Nebraska would grow  roguevalley   Mar-17-06 03:13 PM   #47 
  - Contact Senator Enzi as well. links to other threads on this.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 03:14 PM   #48 
  - sponsors so far are  caligirl   Mar-17-06 03:18 PM   #49 
  - Members on the committee are listed here.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 03:20 PM   #51 
  - here is another K&R  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 03:38 PM   #54 
  - Thanks. BD( a blood sugar testing supply company) is working against  caligirl   Mar-17-06 03:50 PM   #55 
     - Are there any Senators  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 03:55 PM   #58 
        - There are some who are affected by Diabetes  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 04:20 PM   #64 
           - Thanks for the post  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 04:23 PM   #65 
           - great info to target. I'll cc them on my letter to Enzi  caligirl   Mar-17-06 07:35 PM   #82 
  - This is a huge issue - please man the phones - this is a priority for  blm   Mar-17-06 03:54 PM   #57 
  - thank you. Sen Enzi and repubs need to get their ears burned  caligirl   Mar-17-06 04:10 PM   #60 
  - Could someone 'dumb this down' for me?  dogfacedboy   Mar-17-06 04:16 PM   #61 
  - This explains it all, it would effect many more than just diabetics  caligirl   Mar-17-06 04:20 PM   #63 
     - My, God. This is their answer to the health care problem in this country?  Iris   Mar-17-06 04:32 PM   #67 
  - Hey, Caligirl...  Zookeeper   Mar-17-06 04:27 PM   #66 
  - HORSESHIT! He's voted for Bush's BUDGET CUTS that have cut funding  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 04:37 PM   #69 
  - His aide claimed that Senator Spector's bill....  Zookeeper   Mar-17-06 05:01 PM   #73 
  - Sorry, my anger is not directed at you... only your repuke Congressman  berni_mccoy   Mar-17-06 05:28 PM   #77 
     - Well, I didn't think it was directed at me, but....  Zookeeper   Mar-17-06 05:48 PM   #78 
  - I wonder if a call to jdrf might help this.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 07:37 PM   #83 
  - thank you, I am not surprised by this. LTTE in his home state to embarrass  caligirl   Mar-17-06 05:04 PM   #74 
  - No coverage for mammograms or breast reconstruction  OzarkDem   Mar-17-06 04:35 PM   #68 
  - K&R from a IDD (akaType 1) survivor of 40 years.  blondeatlast   Mar-17-06 04:44 PM   #70 
  - Here is the letter I wrote to the committee & to Johnny Isakson  NoAmericanTaliban   Mar-17-06 04:56 PM   #72 
  - Great letter, I have been assured that they really read these things too.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 05:08 PM   #76 
     - caligirl... I want you to know, I made many calls regarding this issues!  Rainscents   Mar-17-06 06:32 PM   #80 
        - Thank you, I will be writing a detailed letter to Senator Enzi tonight.  caligirl   Mar-17-06 07:34 PM   #81 
  - Cross post  Gelliebeans   Mar-17-06 05:07 PM   #75 
  - That's it, our alleged "elected" representatives in the Gov't  Kansas Wyatt   Mar-17-06 06:15 PM   #79 
  - Those Idiots. They think that everyone should have a private health  frankly_fedup2   Mar-17-06 08:08 PM   #87 
  - thanks , you said this so well. Today was the worst day in 5years  caligirl   Mar-18-06 12:41 AM   #94 
  - These people just don't let up  Clara T   Mar-17-06 08:26 PM   #89 
  - 45 years with Type 1 this June  IDemo   Mar-17-06 09:45 PM   #90 
  - And yet the cost of diabetes benefit protections on health insurance  caligirl   Mar-18-06 12:20 AM   #92 
  - Those fuckwads  InsultComicDog   Mar-17-06 10:19 PM   #91 
  - kick  bliss_eternal   Mar-18-06 01:42 AM   #95 
  - Kick for the bleary-eyed. This affects many, many DUers directly. nt  blondeatlast   Mar-18-06 07:26 AM   #96 
  - Did the GOP "outsmart" themselves  Coastie for Truth   Mar-18-06 05:18 PM   #97 
  - THE GOP  SuperWonk   Mar-20-06 02:58 PM   #98 
  - Sorry  SuperWonk   Mar-20-06 02:58 PM   #99 
  - Thanks for Writing about this Scary Legislation  Diabetic Blogger   Mar-31-06 06:28 PM   #101 
     - Welcome to DU, Diabetic Blogger!!  ncrainbowgrrl   Mar-31-06 07:17 PM   #102 
     - Thanks and welcome. I haven't seen any updates on this, have you?  caligirl   Apr-01-06 01:04 AM   #103 

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