October 14, 2009 — With healthcare reform activities accelerating in Congress, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has launched the Chiropractic Health Advocacy and Mobilization Project (CHAMP), a one-year campaign to raise funds in support of strategic lobbying activities intended to boost chiropractic’s profile on Capitol Hill.
According to ACA government relations staff, a healthcare reform bill could be voted on before the end of the year or shortly thereafter. While ACA, in collaboration with the Chiropractic Summit, has made important strides in communicating the importance of including the services of doctors of chiropractic in a national healthcare plan, bold action is still needed.
News of ACA’s ramped-up efforts has excited many in the profession: Charlie DuBois, president of Standard Process, has contributed $50,000 to the CHAMP project. Several individual DCs and state associations have also stepped forward to pledge significant support for the CHAMP initiative.
To learn how you can help, visit www.ChiroCHAMP.org.
Source: American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org