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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.

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Former House Majority Leader Gephardt Joins Chiropractic Cause

Arlington, Va. -- The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has retained Gephardt Government Affairs, headed by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt, to reinforce its efforts to ensure that any national health care reform legislation passed by Congress includes the services of doctors of chiropractic on par with other physician services in respect to access, reimbursement and scope of practice.

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URGENT! CALL TO ACTION: FEDERAL HEALTHCARE REFORM

The debate concerning National Healthcare Reform is set to resume in Washington D.C. Your voice is needed to make your Senators and Congressmen know that chiropractic care is an integral part in any Healthcare Reform Legislation. Click on the link below. URGENT! CALL TO ACTION: FEDERAL HEALTHCARE REFORM

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Governor signs Omnibus/Retrospective Audit Law!

The NYSCA Officers, Directors and Delegates are pleased to announce that the Association’s hard work has been rewarded. Governor David Paterson has signed into law as Chapter 237 of the laws of 2009, Omnibus legislation (A8402a) containing NYSCA’s retrospective audit provisions.

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NYSCA Special Announcement Retrospective Audit Bill Passes

The NYSCA is pleased to share with you the news that the Association’s hard work has been rewarded. Bill A8402 has been passed both the Assembly and the Senate. It now awaits Governor David Paterson’s signature for final approval. Included in this omnibus piece of legislation was the language of NYSCA’s retrospective audit bill.

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Economic Stimulus Package Passes House, Senate

Late last week, the U.S. House and Senate approved the long-debated $787 billion economic stimulus package. Included in the final legislation, which is to be signed by President Obama this week, are the following items of interest to the chiropractic profession:

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Congress Orders Further Expansion of Military Chiropractic Program

After an intensive joint lobbying campaign by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), Congress has once again affirmed its desire to ensure accessibility of chiropractic care within the military and has ordered the Pentagon to expand the availability of chiropractic services to 11 additional military bases.

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ACA Announces Development of Patient Advocacy Database During National Chiropractic Legislative Conference

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced it will launch a historic and bold advocacy effort later this year by creating a national database of chiropractic patients. Designed to strengthen the profession’s political voice, the planned database was unveiled during the association’s National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) Feb 27-28 in Washington, D.C.

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Political Icon James Carville to Address National Chiropractic Legislative Conference

(Arlington, Va.) -- The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced that well-known political strategist and media personality James Carville will deliver the keynote address during the 2008 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC) scheduled for Feb. 28-29 in Washington, D.C.

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ACA to Capitol Hill: Military Health Care Severely Flawed

(Arlington, Va.) The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has expressed its outrage to Congress regarding the lack of chiropractic care available to veterans and active-duty military personnel as stories continue to surface about neglect and substandard care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and other military health facilities nationwide.

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