IHPC Drives Support for Veterans’ CAM Care Bill

IHPC’s Call to Action on "The Expanding Care for Veterans Act" -- H.R. 4887 — which would expand Federal support for complementary and integrative health (CIH) services for veterans — has generated more than 1900 letters of support .
November 03, 2014
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US Senate Proclaims 2d Naturopathic Medicine Week

The US Senate's primary supporters of integrative health and medicine, Sens. Tom Harkin and Barbara Mikulski have moved for the second straight year -- and the Senate has passed unanimously -- a resolution declaring this week Naturopathic Medicine Week.
October 08, 2014
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Celebrating Tom Harkin

The national leadership of the integrative health and medicine fields meets in Washington Sept. 29 to honor the contributions of retiring US Sen. Tom Harkin. Harkin has been the leading voice on Capitol Hill demanding inclusion of integrative therapies in the country’

CoverMyCare Early Media Mentions

This Fall, IHPC will launch its consumer-facing education and information web site CoverMyCare which recently appeared in The Integrator Blog, and the integrative health business and marketing web site FON Therapeutics.

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. Rea

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...