New Program Will CHAMPion Chiropractic in Congress

With health care reform activities accelerating in Congress, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched the Chiropractic Health Advocacy and Mobilization Project (CHAMP), a one-year campaign to raise funds in support of strategic lobbying activities intended to boost chiropractic’s profile on Capitol Hill. According to ACA government relations staff, a health care reform bill could be voted on before the end of the year or shortly thereafter. While ACA, in collaboration with the Chiropractic Summit, has made important strides in communicating the importance of including the services of doctors of chiropractic in a national health care plan, bold action is still needed. News of ACA’s ramped-up efforts has excited many in the profession: Charlie DuBois, president of Standard Process, has contributed $50,000 to the CHAMP project. Several individual DCs and state associations have also stepped forward to pledge significant support for the CHAMP initiative. “We appreciate Mr. DuBois and Standard Process for recognizing that now is the time to make our mark on Capitol Hill,” said ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. “We must all come together to support this effort to heighten awareness of the benefits and value of chiropractic. It is time to stop the discrimination and level the health care playing field. Together, we can do this!” To learn how you can help, visit:

 

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