This month's topic is extremely important. It's not about a specific health topic, but instead healthcare as a whole! President Obama has stated that he wants to reform both the healthcare and Medicare systems during the course of his administration. He has asked that congress move rapidly to produce a detailed plan to produce real reform for American healthcare. During his campaign, President Obama sent a letter to the American Chiropractic Association stating his support for chiropractic, that his healthcare plan will prioritize preventive care and that chiropractors will play an integral role in this effort.
Chiropractic can play a substanial role in healthcare reform. The current healthcare system has numerous flaws and for real reform to occur, we must embrace a new philosophy. In Dr. Jason Deitch's Book, Discover Wellness, his solution for a better healthcare system is simple, we need less sick people! We must shift away from the sickness model where we only see the doctor when we are experiencing pain and symptoms, at which point illness has already struck, to living a more a wellness-based lifestyle that includes supportive chiropractic care to prevent illness from occurring in the first place. A preventive and wellness-based model is a more effective, as well as more cost-effective, healthcare model.
To help ensure that your access to chiropractic is protected and expanded in the future healthcare reform legislation, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has created ChiroVoice. ChiroVoice is a grassroots organization comprised of chiropractors and chiropractic patients and supporters to educate policymakers about the value that chiropractic can have in healthcare reform. ACA President Dr. Glenn Manceaux urges that all chiropractors and chiropractic patients across the country join together to help ensure that chiropractic emerges as a winner when these issues are debated on Capitol Hill. ChiroVoice's website is the one-stop destination for chiropractors, chiropractic patients and supporters to learn about and act on the healthcare issues that are facing us in Washington. Another way to let congress know that you want your access to chiropractic protected is to contact them with the help of the Chiropractic Legislative Action Center.
Through ChiroVoice, you can stay informed about important healthcare issues and ensure that:
- Congress does not restrict your access to chiropractic
- Congress does not limit - but instead expands - coverage for services provided by chiropractors
- Insurances and managed care companies do not deny your access to chiropractic
If you are a chiropractic patient, I feel it is EXTREMELY important that you sign up at ChiroVoice to make sure that Chiropractic is part of the solution that helps turn our healthcare system around, puts us back on track to becoming a healthier nation and that your access to chiropractic is protected.
Join ChiroVoice to protect and expand your access to chiropractic!
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American Chiropractic Association
Chiropractic Legislative Action Center
President Obama's Letter to the ACA