We are at the forefront of a momentous change in
U.S. healthcare, and Natural Medicine is an important part of this crucial transition. In supporting and passing HR
646, we are creating a firm foundation for this healthcare to propel from alternative medicine to mainstream, and we
need everyone’s voice to make it happen!
What is HR 646 and why is it important?
This is a decisive moment for Natural Medicine since the inclusion of acupuncture
opens the door to expanding coverage of complementary and alternative medicine, and moves the nation forward toward a
more open integrative model of medicine. HR 646, also known as “The Federal Acupuncture Coverage Act of 2009,”
amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncture physician services under
part B of the Medicare Program, and to amend title 5, United States Code, to provide for coverage of such services under the
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. The passing of this bill will make Oriental Medicine more affordable for
many Americans who could benefit from its effectiveness. It will provide us all with more affordable healthcare choices
and create a firm foundation for further integration of natural medicine into U.S. healthcare including coverage
by insurance companies.
Find Your Representative
Sample Letter to Representative
patients and practitioners may benefit from the legislation in HR646. Please personalize the sample letter above to write
a letter to your Member of Congress. You can find your Representative using the zip code lookup. Write a letter
in support of HR 646! Ask each family member, friend, colleague, or anyone who benefits from this medicine to access
this page and write a letter to their Member of Congress. Help them if you can. Time is short so we need
to act quickly for passage of the bill!
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