Parker College of Chiropractic News
(Dallas, TX) — Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, along with other Texas health care leaders met with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in Dallas, Texas where they examined the precise state of national health care reform discussions to determine how and where the chiropractic profession will be most effective in directing messages of concern and calls for inclusion in any reform program.
The leadership of the chiropractic profession is united in believing that effective national health care reform will only achieve its maximum benefit for the people of the United States when joined with a progressive health system that focuses on comprehensive wellness care, healthy lifestyle choices, and disease prevention. This is critical because of the provider shortage and the unprecedented demands our aging population will place on the system.
Dr. Mancini proposed that the new health care system include three pillars vital to the health reform movement. The first is access, which aims to extend health care access to the estimated 45 million uninsured Americans that currently have little or no reliable access to comprehensive care services. Second is cost, which should reduce the current high cost of health care services and health are insurance coverage. The third pillar is quality, which will significantly improve the effectiveness of those health care services being delivered now and in the future.
Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, and other Texas Health Care Leaders
Parker has joined other organizations in urging the call to action from the profession to represent chiropractic in the national health care reform debate. “It is essential that we all take part in this to make certain chiropractic is included,” said Dr. Mancini.
All chiropractors have been asked to help ensure that their interests and those of their patients are fully protected in any final legislation to emerge from Congress. The request has been to guarantee that essential services delivered by a doctor of chiropractic are included as a covered benefit under any national reform plan, that all plans allow for full direct access to the providers and health care pathways of their choice, and that any attempt to impose an MD-referral requirement for patients to obtain access to chiropractic care are defeated.
It is encouraged that every doctor of chiropractic, state association, student, and patient assist in representing chiropractic in the national health reform debate by contacting Members of Congress using American Chiropractic Association’s Legislative Action Center at www.chirovoice.org or International Chiropractors Association’s www.adjustthevote.org. Both websites have pre-prepared messages that can be used to send to Congress quickly and efficiently.
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Parker College of Chiropractic, located in Dallas, is one of the country’s leading educators of healthcare professionals with an international student enrollment. For additional information about Parker College of Chiropractic, visit the college’s website at www.parkercc.edu.
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