Chiropractic’s Role in National Healthcare – Houston, TX Chiropractor Comments

By · Friday, May 15th, 2009

Clear Lake City / Houston TX Chiropractor Comments: In the 20 years that I have been a Houston chiropractor, I rarely have talked politics in the office, but the times are different. As it looks more and more like some type on national healthcare will be enacted by the government, I have decided to write this blog. To help ensure that Congress, insurance and managed care companies do not restrict your access to the essential chiropractic services that you have enjoyed and benefited from, I ask you to visit www.ChiroVoice.org. According to ChiroVoice.org., they are a chiropractic advocacy network is a dedicated group of national volunteers who educate policymakers about the value of chiropractic and work to positively impact any legislative efforts to reform the current national health care system. Through the chiropractic advocacy network, patients and chiropractic supporters can stay informed about important health care issues and help ensure that:

Congress does not restrict your ability to access essential chiropractic services.

Congress does not limit – but instead expands – coverage for services provided by Doctors of Chiropractic within Medicare.

Insurance and managed care companies do not deny patients’ access to the essential chiropractic services they need.

Your involvement makes a tremendous difference.
Each active member of the chiropractic advocacy network brings us one step closer to our goal of assuring full-scope access to chiropractic services. Chiropractic patients and supporters who are interested in serving as advocates may sign-up to receive special e-mail alerts about advocacy issues and important legislation. Network members will also receive a monthly e-newsletter.

On another note, since so many of our patients are active duty and retired military, I would urge you to call your national representative (ours is Pete Olson) and ask them to sponsor the bill HR 484. This will help to develop and implement a plan to provide chiropractic health care services and benefits for certain new beneficiaries as part of the TRICARE program.

Dr. Ward Beecher practices at Beecher Chiropractic Clinic at 1001 Pineloch, Ste 700 Houston, TX 77062. You can schedule an appointment at www.BeecherChiropractic.com or by calling (281) 286-1300. If you have any questions regarding this blog, please comment below!

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