Demand Chiropractic in the New National Health Care Plan
The government is currently deciding the “minimum” benefits that will be provided in the new National Health Care Plan. Chiropractic services are in danger of being left out.
When Congress passed national healthcare legislation in March, they gave the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to determine the categories of services which must be included in future health plans. The initial categories being considered do not include “neuromusculoskeletal care”, which is the core of what is treated by chiropractors. Unless neuromusculoskeletal care is added as an essential benefit category, chiropractic care will be left out of the plan.
The purpose of the Chiropractic Essential Benefit Campaign is to bring pressure on the HHS to make sure your patients have access to care. If the federal government decides that chiropractic services do not have to be covered, states around the country are almost certain to adopt this standard for workers compensation, and personal injury.
Your profession, your income, and the health of your patients is at risk. Be proactive to save chiropractic
Please visit www.chirobenefit.org to make your stand!