A worthwhile local event. See the link below.
Radiational material? Yup that’s what the 10PM local news called it, specifically the weather woman or meteorologist. I had no idea she was an expert on nuclear physics (insert sarcastic emoticon here).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 02, 2011
Legislation to Expand Patient Access to Chiropractic Care Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC) today announced that their work with key congressional supporters has resulted in two important pieces of pro-chiropractic legislation being introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. These bills, if enacted into law, would increase patient access to vital health care—which includes chiropractic care—and benefit chiropractic physicians and students.
One of the legislative initiatives, the Access to Frontline Health Care Act (H.R. 531), would establish a new program that would help chiropractic physicians and other select health care providers repay their student loans if, in exchange, the providers establish and maintain practices in medically underserved areas. The legislation, introduced Feb. 8 in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) would designate certain types of health care providers as “frontline” providers. ACA and ACC worked closely with the sponsor of the bill to ensure that chiropractic physicians are specified in the bill as qualifying for this status.
I wanted to add comment here. I think this is a great initiative by Rep. Braley but it falls short. Placing ONE Chiropractor in a large VA Health Care Center is a disservice. The staff doctor will be overwhelmed and patients will be waiting for months. If you are a Vet or DC, I would encourage you to contact these legislators and inform them of the understaffing issue inherent in the bill.
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