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.
May 06, 2014
by IHPC Editor

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."
April 25, 2014
by IHPC Editor

NCCAM chat emphasizes massage therapy outcomes

The discussion examined the benefits experienced by patients, and care staffs, using massage therapy in clinical settings. Read more...

Update: Californian Seeking 2706 Midwifery Coverage

Stephanie Taylor, whose petition to win insurance coverage for midwife services under the Affordable Care Act Sect. 2706 received media attention from Kaiser Health News, last week which reported on Stephanie’s experience in California.
March 08, 2014
by IHPC Editor
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Getting to the Point – “Obamacare” and Acupuncture

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. Read more...
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Alternative Treatments Could See Wide Acceptance Thanks to Obamacare

The Affordable Care Act says that insurance companies "shall not discriminate" against any state-licensed health provider, which could lead to better coverage of chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic care. Read the
July 29, 2013
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Non-Discrimination: A ‘Big Honking Lawsuit’ to Advance Integrative Medicine and Health?

John Weeks, Publisher and Editor of the 'Integrator Blog News & Reports' and regular contributor for The Huffington Post, comments on the potentiality of Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act. Read the
June 03, 2013
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The Disruptive, Productive Paths of Patient Choice

An article examining the potential real-world impact -- on back pain and primary care -- if the "Non-discrimination in healthcare" provision of the ACA is implemented correctly.
May 09, 2013
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