They’re trying to delay the Chiropractic V.A. health care benefit!
This year, the chiropractic profession won a tremendous victory with the passage of the chiropractic V.A. law, which makes chiropractic care – including care for subluxation correction – available to our veterans.
This was a great step toward giving all federal employees complete access to chiropractic services and for establishing chiropractic as the only health care provider authorized to correct vertebral subluxations.
Part of the law called for the establishment of an oversight committee to make sure the program was set up and implemented quickly and properly. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) has now suggested that the oversight committee be established only AFTER the program has been implemented. We are concerned that this means delays in getting the program started, and may limit the number of VA facilities offering chiropractic.
We need you to contact your Senators and Representatives right now and ask them to contact the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs urging him to make sure the chiropractic benefit is implemented without delay and as fully as possible.
All you need to do is write a letter to your Senators and Representative urging them to contact the Secretary of the DVA (click here for sample letters you can use as models). Or, if you prefer, you can call your legislator’s office and speak to a legislative aide.
To find out your legislators’ names, addresses and/or phone numbers, go to Congress.org and enter your zip code. You will be given a list of each of your elected officials. Click on their e-mail address to send your message electronically, or “info” to get their address and phone number.
Don’t let all our hard work in getting this important legislation go to waste! Write your letters (or make your phone calls) immediately to make sure that doctors of chiropractic can begin helping our veterans without delay!
For more information, visit the World Chiropractic Alliance website.
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