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    What does access to the healthcare of your choice mean to you?
  • Healthcare Reform
    The Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium stands for access for all people to the full range of safe and regulated conventional, complementary and alternative healthcare professionals.
  • Being In Action Makes The Difference!
    Get involved in the healthcare reform movement on a personal and policy level.
  • Strength In Numbers
    IHPC’s Partners for Health program is made up of non-profit educational and advocacy organizations across the CAM / conventional spectrum, working together toward our shared goals.
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Welcome to the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium

The Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium advocates for an integrative healthcare system with equal access to the full range of health-oriented, person-centered, regulated healthcare professionals. We envision a national healthcare system devoted to optimal health and well-being.
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IHPC Receives Grant To Create Cost-Effectiveness Booklet

IHPC grant from Emerson Ecologics will support creation of an important reference booklet on the cost-effectiveness of integrative health services, in data and in patient stories. Read more...

The Hon. Deborah Senn on Sec. 2706!

The Hon. Deborah Senn discusses the importance of the Non-Discrimination Provision, Sec. 2706!

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Getting to the Point

A section of the Affordable Healthcare Act — “Obamacare’’ — is being hailed by patients and practitioners of acupuncture, but it may not give them all they have been seeking.

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IHPC Brings 2706, CAHCIM and Allina to Congressional Briefing on
"Easing the US Healthcare Crisis: The Role of Integrative Health Care

IHPC COngressional Briefing

On April 10, 2014, key staffers for numerous members of the US House of Representatives and US Senate were treated to unusual fare at a briefing entitled "Easing the US Healthcare Crisis: The Role of Integrative Health Care." Staff for some 17 US Senators and seven members of the House, together with representatives from ten outside organizations were among the roughly 70% of attendees who signed-in. Among those in attendance were staff members for the powerful US Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, as well as counterparts from Appropriations and the Special Committee on Aging.

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Recent News

CoverMyCare Early Media Mentions

John Weeks’ short piece on IHPC’s forthcoming consumer-facing education and information web site CoverMyCare recently appeared in his Integrator Blog, as well as in the integrative health business and marketing web site FON Therapeutics. IHPC expects to launch CoverMyCare in early September. See our information page for more.

IHPC Response to HHS RFI on Section 2706

Follow this summary to download a IHPC's response to the "Request for Information Regarding Provider Non-Discrimination" sent in early June to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Read More...

Real-world analysis of strengths and demands for 2706

John Blum on Section 2706: Opportunities for CAM … in major areas of population health … to better utilize alternative practitioners, not as re-invented primary care doctors but as licensed professionals within their current scopes of practice. Read more...

Coalition for Patients’ Right Letter to FTC on Healthcare Competition

IHPC strongly endorses the letter from its partner, the Coalition for Patients’ Rights (CPR) to the FTC supporting agency efforts "to address the negative effects of healthcare monopolies on patients." Read more...