Upholding the ACA means upholding your CHOICE and ACCESS to MORE than conventional medicine! Sec. 5101 provides for a NEW national healthcare workforce. One that includes integrative healthcare practices like chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, naturopathy and more. These professions will lower cost and add safe, effective therapeutics to our menu.
State insurance exchanges are mandated to include prevention and wellness in their insurance offerings. Guess who provides TRUE primary prevention AND wellness...the integrative healthcare practioners!
So, step up to the plate, get involved with your state exchange and tell them what you want in your insurance benefits package. You are ALLOWED to speak up. Sec. 2706 of the ACA says that insurance companies CANNOT DISCRIMINATE against providers acting within their scope of practice OR certification.
'The darkest hour is just before dawn ", as the adage goes. The collective "we", in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, feel as though we may not see the light for many months to come. The emotional and physical gutting of our homes is mostly complete. That was the darkest hour. Rebuilding is the next phase. It is a project for all and more daunting for some than others. The Light shines through the studs in the bare walls of every home in Rockaway. The Light comes onto the faces of neighbors as we greet those returning to their homes for the holidays. The Light twinkles in our eyes as we laugh together and shop at the Red Cross tent and recall days gone by when we would have shuddered at the idea. The notion of "stuff" , more stuff to give this year is somehow distasteful to me. I witnessed all the "stuff' that we had stored and hoarded in our basements piled high on our streets. Soggy, moldy remnants of our past. How much of that did we really need? How often did we use any of t...