Lyme Disease Association Archives: 2002-2003
  • 2003 Philadelphia Medical Conference DVD now available! {simplecaddy code=DVD110}
    For list of speakers and topics contained on the medical conference DVD set, click here (
    link to the attachment)
  • ILADS Lyme disease conference, November 15 & 16, Philadelphia.
  • Blue Cross Press Release: Rhode Island is to be congratulated on the passage of its bill protecting doctors who treat Lyme disease long-term.
  • Bill Mandating Insurance Coverage for Lyme Treatment Unanimously Passes Senate, Governor Signs.
  • TIME FOR LYME At the Lymelight will be attended by Dr. Brian Fallon, Governor John G. Rowland as Honorary Chair of the event and Senator Christopher J. Dodd on April 26, 2003.
  • News: The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. announces that it has awarded 2002 end-of-the-year grants totaling $129,200.
  • Oscar nominated actress Mary McDonnell will serve as honorary chairperson of next month’s Time for Lyme Gala on October 18, 2002.
  • Lyme Disease Association Tiny TickTales
  • Blue Cross Press Release:
    Rhode Island is to be congratulated on the passage of its bill protecting doctors who treat Lyme disease long-term, as well as the adoption of the provision by Blue Cross of Rhode Island, which enables patients who have chronic Lyme disease receive treatment. The Governor’s Commission on Lyme Disease and Other Tick-borne Diseases is to be commended for holding two separate hearings with over 12 hours of significant and often moving testimony from physicians, advocates and patients. The Lyme Community Coalition of Rhode Island and the South Coast Lyme Action Group did a phenomenal job helping to organize the individuals who presented testimony, obtaining media coverage and lobbying legislators.
  • Blue Cross Resolution: Revised 8/22/02
    Presently, Blue Cross covers up to four weeks per year of intravenous antibiotic therapy deemed medically necessary by a treating physician for certain illnesses including Lyme disease. Blue Cross agrees with and will adopt the following statement of its policy in its physician’s manual regarding testing and treatment of Lyme disease to become effective by July 1, 2002.
  • New England Governors’ Conference, Inc. Resolution:
    The LDA is very excited that the New England Governor’s Conference passed Resolution 166, A Resolution of the New England Governor’s Conference, Inc. Concerning Lyme Disease & Other Tick-borne Illnesses.  Introduced by Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Almond’s office, it was adoption certified on August 26th, 2002, and signed by Chairman Almond. Other Governors who make up the Conference are Jane Swift, MA; John G. Rowland, CT; Angus S. King, Jr., ME; Jeanne Shaheen, NH; and Howard Dean, MD, VT.
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