The Chiropractic Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654) is gaining steam in the U.S. Congress with 68 total co-sponsors as of late June
Nine new sponsors in June alone have signed-on to co-sponsor the Chiropractic Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654) in Rep. Ron Kind [D-WI-3], Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO-5], Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI-4], Rep. Lloyd Smucker [R-PA-11], Rep. David Kustoff [R-TN-8], Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA-3], Rep. Julia Letlow [R-LA-5], Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA-15], and Rep. Cori Bush [D-MO-1].
Bipartisan legislation to modernize Medicare coverage of chiropractic services was originally reintroduced on April 19, 2021, in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Chiropractic Coverage Modernization Act (H.R. 2654) would increase Medicare coverage of services provided by doctors of chiropractic within the full extent of their state licensure, enabling chiropractic patients to conveniently and safely access additional covered services that may be medically necessary. The change would also align Medicare with chiropractic coverage offered in many private health and Medicare Advantage plans.
The bill currently has 68 co-sponsors.
“We applaud Rep. Higgins and the cosponsors for their support of modernizing Medicare’s chiropractic coverage to meet the needs of today’s beneficiaries, who should not only be able to choose their provider but also access necessary covered services conveniently and safely during these challenging times,” said ACA President Michele Maiers, DC, MPH, PhD.
To learn more about the Chiropractic Coverage Modernization Act and to urge your member of Congress to support this important legislation, visit www.HR2654.org.