The American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) is working hard to get acupuncture included in the Affordable Care Act as an Essential Health Benefit.
This means that acupuncture would be covered by the Affordable Care Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March 2010. The goal of the Act was to get patients better access to care, insurance, and other rights. At this time, most people must pay out-of-pocket for acupuncture, thereby denying treatment to many.
AAAOM has submitted a white paper to IOM (Institute Of Medicine), the Institute of Medicine recommends the services to be included. The White Paper identifies acupuncture as cost-effective, safe and effective and asks its inclusion into the Affordable Care Act.
Your endorsement will help acupuncture become available and allow many more people to become active participants and choose their health and wellness care.
*Please go to the AAAOM website (click here) to sign the petition to have acupuncture included as essential healthcare
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