Milwaukee Board Certified Chiropractic Orthopedist and Back Pain Doctor writes:
In a letter to the American Chiropractic Association, President Obama has reaffirmed his support of access to full-scope chiropractic care for all Americans.
He wrote, "I believe steps should be taken to acknowledge the important care provided by doctors of chiropractic. We need to knock down unreasonable barriers of access and discriminatory insurance coverage so Americans in need of quality chiropractic care can acces it without difficulty. We need to expand the range of chiropractic services covered by Medicare, facilitate integration of doctors of chiropractic into the health care systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, and allow commission of doctors of chiropractic as officers in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. And again, under my health care plan, many, if not all, chiropractic services would be included in the benefit package offered in the public plan.
America faces challenges both at home and abroad. To remain competitive, we must ensure that our health care system is accessible for every American. That is why my plan ensures quality, accessible health care for all Americans. Doctors of chiropractic will play an important role in achieving this goal."
Millions of Americans are now not even aware of how they could use chiropractic care to maintain a healthy spine for their lifetime. If he can make this happen it would save billions of dollars by minimizing the need for more invasive procedures. It would also keep Americans more pain-free, more active and more productive.
Be sure to voice your support for this measure by writing to your elected officials. Change is possible.