August 10, 2011 — As part of the Access to Frontline Health Care Act (H.R. 531), chiropractors who practice in underserved areas would be eligible for student loan repayment.
Introduced by Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), H.R. 531 would create a new loan repayment program for frontline healthcare providers. Specifically, “frontline providers” would be defined as those who agree to practice in designated underserved areas for at least two years.
To increase the likelihood that the bill will be passed, your local member of Congress needs to sign on as a cosponsor of H.R. 531. Use the ACA’s Legislative Action Center to contact your representative in the U.S. House and urge support for this legislation.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org