In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, a health
insurance reform law intended to ensure access to quality and
affordable health insurance for all Americans. Starting in 2014, most
health plans will be required to offer a comprehensive package of
items and services to patients, known as “essential health benefits”
(EHB). Under the new law, EHB must cover certain specific services
including emergency services, maternity and newborn care, prescription
drugs as well as preventive and wellness services, among others.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently
accepting input regarding their approach to establishing EHBs. A
strong public show of support for acupuncture as an essential health
benefit will be noticed by policymakers and may lay a solid foundation
for future federal acupuncture services recognition.
To allow everyone access to this effective medicine, we need your help
by signing the petition indicated in the link below.
Please send it to all of your friends and family. We need to have
acupuncture available to everyone!
Thank you for signing the petition and spreading the word!
Stephen Little AP, Dipl AP, lmt