Pubdate: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle (MT) Copyright: 2011 The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Contact: http://bozemandailychronicle.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/1686 Author: Aubrey Hancock RAIDS SHOW WE'RE NOT AN INTELLIGENT, CARING PEOPLE Dear Legitimate Caregivers, I'd just like to express my deepest gratitude for your efforts in spearheading this tremendously controversial movement that, consequently, has provided multitudes of severely and terminally ill patients the possibility to treat their symptoms in a medically proven, humane and affordable manner. You would never refuse to post your costs to the public (shame on you, Gov. Schweitzer). In fact, when the market started to flood with product, some of you actually dropped your prices in order to extend those benefits to the consumer. When's the last time any pharmaceutical company made such a gesture? It's a shame and an outrage that the same people that demand limitations on government when it suits them have insisted that the feds become involved in this particular question. Apparently, we're still a long way from establishing ourselves as a community of intelligent, moderate and reasonable human beings. I only hope that while your facilities are being turned over from top to bottom that those who provoked this situation will be honest enough to foot the bill for the increased cost of care for the thousands of patients currently being treated for terminal illness in our state. Thank you sincerely, Aubrey Hancock Bozeman - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.