Being a 50% rated disabled vet of 11 years service now with 23 years of employment as a civilian.. to enter the later years of life after being a responsible citizen maintaining employment and self supporting.. 3 major back surgeries resulting in pins and plates for serving my country .. a torn up shoulder ..arthritis so bad I’m looking at knee replacement... metal rod in left leg from knee to ankle after ten years of surgery to save the leg ..and I kept my job through it all..now to mass punish all chronic pain patients is exactly like living in Nazi Germany... a country(America) claiming to be civilized and leading the world ..with wise leadership and great intelligence. Can send men to walk on the moon...come up with vaccines... I know 100% this country can do better ... look at all the presidents that dealt with health issues.. and did good jobs.. but was given the treatments and meds and support to do so..President Kennedy himself dealt with chronic pain...Howard Hughes.. so many that contributed to this nation only because they received what was necessary.. so what’s going on ... what is actually going on..? Push people to street drugs..??? Suicide..??? Alcohol..??? Lives of solitude..? Loosing jobs..?? This is a great Nations best it can do...??? Torture many because of few. Punish doctors for doing their oath. I hope that all involved would get to experience the joy of having your vertebrae fused together with pins and plates ...with a good touch of arthritis in the joints ... and when the weather changes and your family wants to do something you get to tell them repeatedly you have to cancel ...or if you move a certain way you spend a week laying flat in agony..and your boss rides your butt because you miss work and they’d love to replace you with someone younger and healthy .and all the years of loyal service mean squat to them... they’d rather you not get your retirement anyway. Become a burden on society instead of someone that contributes..all because of medication... makes a lot of sense doesn’t it..???