*Mass. Lawmakers Override Veto On Long-Term Antibiotics For Lyme*
By Carey Goldberg, /CommonHealth, WBUR-FM/, Boston, Massachusetts
August 01, 2016
At three minutes to midnight on Sunday night, the Massachusetts Senate
voted 37-1 to override Gov. Charlie Baker's veto of a bill requiring
health insurers to cover long-term antibiotic treatment for Lyme disease.
Coming on the heels of a similarly overwhelming vote in the House the
day before, the vote meant that, effective immediately, commercial
insurers must cover the extended antibiotics when prescribed by a
licensed physician, Rep. David Linsky said.
*Full story and comments*:www.wbur.org/commonhealth/2016/08/01/mass-long-term-lyme-disease-antibiotics
We can most definitely count this as one victory for us!!!