Caution:  Do not volunteer for any medical research until you read this petition.
  • Petitioning Daniel Moore

This petition will be delivered to:

CEO, Cyberonics
Daniel Moore
Senator, United States Senate
Senator Chuck Grassley
Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Marilyn Tavenner
CEO of UnitedHealth Group Inc
Stephen J. Hemsley
President, American Psychiatric Association
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, MD
Florida Governor
President of the United States
Florida State Senate
Florida State House
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
Sen. Marco Rubio
State Rep. Richard Stark
Sen. Bill Nelson
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Caution: Do not volunteer for any medical research until you read this petition.

    1. Herbert Stein
    2. Petition by

      Herbert Stein

      Weston, FL

It is the right and moral thing to do.  Medical care and insurance coverage for volunteer study subjects; now!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Cynthia Rector LEBANON, TN
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a physician who recommended a VNS implantation to several of my patients between the FDA approval and the CMS denial. Several are doing well with the implant and want to continue. I also have been referred a patient who had an implant and after several years, it has started shocking her. I tried to interrogate it in order to at least turn it off but was unable to do so. Since she had it implanted for depression, she cannot find a surgeon willing to remove it.

    • Annmarie Zan JOLIET, IL
      • 5 months ago

      I am one of the patients that was implanted between the study eriod and the time medicare/medicaid stopped covering the procedure. I will need a new battery at any time. For the first time in my life I'm considering myself lucky to have a serious case of epilepsy as well as depression. Although the VNS was implanted for the depression and helps the depression much more than the epilepsy my internest has agreed to schedule it for epilepsy just to get it covered. One more thing erb. In your petition could you include those indigent peopole like me who got it through medicare/medicaid? Love you for all the work you do for us Annmarie

    • Julie Ottaviani BLAKELY, PA
      • 7 months ago

      I am a VNS Implant patient, implanted before the May 2007 official Medicare denial of coverage. My implant date was Jan.12, 2006 I now need a new generator. Going on 4 months with a dead battery sinking fast.

    • kellie ross TEXARKANA, TX
      • 8 months ago

      This is very close to my heart because I have a very dear friend who has this implant and it changed her life. when the batteries ran out her mental health has taken a nose dive and it is literally a life and death situation for her. she struggles daily just to get out of bed. this doesnt include the pain and suffering she goes through. she cant lead a normal life without this implant and its been proven over and over when no other medication worked until she got the implant

    • Tami Gee FORT SMITH, AR
      • 8 months ago

      I am not one of the volunteer study subjects but I am one of the people who were implanted with the VNS between the FDA approval and CMS national decision to decline coverage. The VNS is the only thing that has ever helped my depression. I would not be alive if I had not received it. So many lives could be saved by this device.


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