Both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Agriculture and Nutritional Act or Farm Bill, an $867 billion initiative that has had strong bipartisan support. Among the bill’s provisions is the legalization of industrial hemp, a cannabis strain which is critical to the U.S.’s burgeoning industry of products containing cannabidiol, or CBD.
Legislation championed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) to expand Medicare coverage of services provided by chiropractors within the scope of their license has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, H.R. 7157, introduced on Nov. 16 by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.), would allow Medicare beneficiaries to access the chiropractic profession’s broad-based, non-drug approach to pain management, which includes manual manipulation of the spine and extremities, joint mobilization etc.
A bill introduced today in the U.S. Senate and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program. The legislation, known as “The Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act,” introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.)….
The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) Board of Directors and staff learned recently that James J. Badge, DC, passed away on November 7. NBCE President Salvatore D. LaRusso, DC, praised Badge for his legacy of ethical leadership and influence in the chiropractic profession. “Dr. Badge’s contribution to the NBCE and to our profession is profound,” he stated. “Jim will be greatly missed.”
During the fall quarter at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California, President Ron Oberstein has been making his way around the globe. In October, Oberstein, DC, was in Israel, Norway, and the U.K. talking to other chiropractors, prospective students, and friends of the college. He hosted President’s Receptions on these trips, where he gave a State of the College presentation and asked for support for Life West’s vision.