January 16, 2009 — The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced that well-known political strategist and CNN contributor Paul Begala will deliver the keynote address during the 2009 National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC), scheduled for Feb. 25-28 in Washington, D.C. Begala will speak to conference participants on Feb. 26, during the NCLC general session.
Begala, a frequent contributor to CNN’s “Situation Room” and other political programs, has been involved in every election cycle over the past 20 years. He first appeared on the national political scene after his consulting firm, launched with fellow strategist James Carville, helped President Bill Clinton win the 1992 election. Serving in the Clinton Administration as counselor to the president, he was a close adviser to Clinton and helped define and defend the administration’s agenda. Currently, Begala is a research professor at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.
As an author and co-author, Begala has written a handful of bestselling political books. His writings include: Is Our Children Learning? The Case Against George W. Bush and It’s Still the Economy, Stupid. Begala’s latest book, The Third Term: Why George W. Bush (Hearts) John McCain, was released in October 2008.
NCLC is the chiropractic profession’s most important public policy and educational event. Hundreds of doctors of chiropractic and chiropractic students from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress to advocate for the issues that matter most to them and their patients.
In addition to a wide array of legislative discussions and lobbying opportunities, NCLC will also offer valuable educational programs. On Feb. 28, Kathy Mills Chang will present two seminars. The first program, “Documenting Medical Necessity with Better Case Management,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will provide 4 CEU credits in Va., Md., and D.C. The second program, “Billing and Collections Systems that Work,” runs from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is provided at no additional charge to attendees of the morning program.
NCLC 2008 will be held at the Capital Hilton, located in the center of Washington, D.C.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.amerchiro.org