Jerry Lewis's New Leaf
Bill Stothers alerted me to this press release, out yesterday on U.S. Newswire -- Jerry Lewis, MDA Request Postponement of New Medicare Policy for Power Wheelchairs:
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Jerry Lewis, national chairman of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt to postpone new Medicare pricing and coverage policies for power wheelchairs, citing the policies' negative impact on people with muscular dystrophy and other severe disabilities.
For once, I'm speechless. The man we love to rag on, the man who we've said never does anything other than hawk the cure...
Yeah, speechless. But happy.
Good for Jerry Lewis!
Bill Stothers isn't speechless, though. Read his blog about Lewis's action here (and you gotta love Stothers' newly-coined term, "mediterror").
Last week I blogged about this horrendous federal decision. Read about it here. Let's try to see if Jerry's speaking out will have any influence.
Read the full press release from Jerry here.