The United States is preparing to roll out a long-awaited Medicare-for-All health care system, the first such initiative in the Western Hemisphere.
U.S., European and Latin American nations are all vying for billions in tax dollars to pay for the ambitious health care overhaul.
But for many Americans, including many with fibromyalgias, getting treatment is not easy.
They’re not able to afford expensive treatments or get enough rest to heal properly.
The U.K. health minister says it’s time to treat fibromyas with “the kind of treatment that the U.N. has been looking for” as the first step in a comprehensive health care reform.
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G, a national advocacy group for the condition, is calling for the Medicare for All system to include treatments like acupuncture and massage for people with fibromys.
Unequivocal support from U.n. experts to include acupuncture in the UMass Health system, which includes about 200,000 patients, has been one of the strongest signals to date that there’s a lot of support in the medical community to have a universal health care model.
More than 60 percent of Americans have fibromyasia, a condition characterized by painful muscle aches and pains.
More than one in 10 people with the condition have fibromas that interfere with daily functioning, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
More:The UMass health system includes about 1,400 doctors and more than 1,200 nurses, many of whom have fibroids, but the condition can be hard to diagnose.
More and more patients with fibro-related problems are turning to home-based treatment, said UMass spokesman Andrew Jorgenson.UMass health care officials have identified patients with severe conditions, such as osteoarthritis or fibromyastosis, who are in desperate need of urgent treatment, he said.
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