Positioning CAM in Health Care Reform
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Center for Healthcare Innovation and Policy at Northwestern Health Sciences University

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Chuck Sawyer, DC

Michele Maiers, DC, MPH

Dave Kunz, lobbyist

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Non-Discrimination and the Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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This blog from the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium summarizes and links to an article that explores opportunities for the expansion of CAM under 2706, as well as challenges.

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An Integrative Approach to the Affordable Care Act

An Integrative Approach to the Affordable Care Act | Positioning CAM in Health Care Reform | Scoop.it
The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is still unclear, there are 4 key points that are specifically relevant to you to as a member of the integrative medicine community.
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This blog, directed toward CAM providers, focuses on key aspects of the Affordable Care Act that directly impact patients' access to complementary and integrative healthcare.

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Alternative Treatments Could See Wide Acceptance Thanks to Obamacare

Alternative Treatments Could See Wide Acceptance Thanks to Obamacare | Positioning CAM in Health Care Reform | Scoop.it

The Affordable Care Act says that insurance companies “shall not discriminate” against any state-licensed health provider, which could lead to better coverage of chiropractic, homeopathic and naturopathic care. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. … Continue reading →

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The expansion of access to complementary and alternative health care treatments as a result of the Affordable Care Act has been a story picked up by major media outlets. Here is one example from PBS News Hour.

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Healthcare Reform Infographic

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Healthcare reform is a complicated endeavor. Understanding the "big picture" is an important predecessor to exploring opportunities for CAM in healthcare reform. This infographic illustrates the impacts of reform on the uninsured and insured (center), cost projections on the federal deficit (left), and historical context of healthcare reform in America (right).

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Hon. Deborah Senn on the Importance of the Non-Discrimination Provision, Section 2706

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Deborah Senn has spent her public service career advocating the end of insurance discrimination against a variety of groups. While serving as the Washington state insurance commissioner, Senn is noted for bridging a relationship between CAM and insurers. Here, as a spokesperson for the Integrative Health Policy Consortium., she talks about the significance of Section 2706 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Integrating Evidence-Based and Cost-Effective CAM into the Health Care System

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This white paper, published by the CHP Group, makes a compelling argument for the inclusion of CAM into health care reform efforts. Please note, NWHSU does not have an affiliation with the CHP Group, nor is posting this industry report an endorsement of the organization.

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