Dear Friends and Physicians,
As you may or may not know I have been diligently advocating for our cause. That is to get Medicare/Medicaid to cover the medical costs for VNS Therapy Depression volunteer study subjects or for Cyberonics to honor their public statements to these patients for “Lifetime Reimbursement Guarantee for All TRD IDE Study Patients”.
There is an investigative reporter who has penned previous articles about Cyberonics who is interested in our unique story. The gentleman’s name is Craig Malisow of the Houston Press.
At the same time I am asking the medical professionals and anyone else who has knowledge of these patients to please pass along and share this information with them.
Mr. Malisow would like to hear from any and all of the VNS Therapy Depression Patients as well as the medical professionals as it relates to the challenges we are facing being denied medical insurance reimbursement for replacement, ex-plantation and/or care. Please contact him at:
I cannot over emphasize the importance of advocating for one’s own wellness and not standing by in silence. If I can be of any assistance my additional contact information is listed below.
Joyce and Herbert Stein
1008 Trailmore Lane
Weston, FL 33326-2816