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“HR 646 Featured at the National Federation of Women Legislator’s (NFWL) Conference-September 3-6, 2009″Wednesday, August 12th, 2009
Great News! The AAAOM is going to the National Federation of Women Legislator’s (NFWL) conference September 3-6, 2009. From the AAAOM website: “Women legislators hold some of the most influential seats in healthcare reform. The majority of them tend to support the inclusion of acupuncture in American mainstream medicine. This year their conference will focus on health care. We will be there, AND have we will have their ear!
Our profession will be highlighted in the following ways:
Two of AAAOM’s most dynamic speakers—Michael Taromina, Esq. and Claudette Baker, LAc will be giving keynote addresses.
Thirty acupuncturists will be on hand to give treatments, speak with legislators one-on-one, and generally educate them about acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
The NFWL will consider passing a resolution at the conference that will endorse recognizing acupuncture in all 50 states and accepting acupuncture in ALL government insurance plans. A resolution by this group has tremendous influence in the Legislature. State Senators, Governors, Senators, and House Representatives will be there.”
Here is detailed information about the HR 646 Bill Text: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h646/text.
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) formally invited two acupuncturists from Laurel, Maryland, to testify before the Senate Committee on Heath, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) to share their recommendations for policy changes that will help put the American health care system on the path to wellness.
Here’s a link to the full article: