Does the VA cover chiropractic?
Support Veteran Chiropractic Legislation
Eligible veterans can receive care through the department's Outpatient Fee-Basis services.
- This requires the patient to secure a referral for outpatient fee-basis care.
- After receiving authorization, the veteran can see a local DC of their choice.
- Veterans who are required to make a co-payment should make arrangements to do so.
Support the Commissioning of Doctors of Chiropractic in the U.S. Armed Forces
House Concurrent Resolution 294
-Calls for the establishment of a career path for doctors of chiropractic as commissioned officers in the U.S. Armed Forces.
-Contact your Member of Congress and Senators and Urge Support for this bill.
Congress passes veterans mental-health bill
-Congress passed a key piece of legislation, signed by President Bush on Oct. 10: the Veterans Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008, or S. 2162.
HR 1470. The Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act
- Intoduced by rep. Bob Filner (D-CA)
-Directs the federal government to expedite the expansion of the chiropractic benefit in the Veterans Administration
-Requires that chiropractic care be available at 75 VA medical centers by the end of 2009 and all medical centers by the end of 2011
-Has passed the House and now heads to the Senate for consideration.
Your Support Is Needed!
By clicking this link: www.amerchiro.org/content_css.cfm you can print a letter to fill out and send to your local congressman:
District 4- Rep. David Price
5400 Trinity Road, Suite 205
Raleigh, NC 27607
District 13- Rep. Brad Miller
1300 St Mary's Street, Suite 504
Raleigh, NC 27605
Rep. Rogers Introduces Legislation Expanding Chiropractic Services to Military Beneficiaries
Chiropractic Profession Urged to Enlist Support from Local Members of Congress
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., has re-introduced legislation that would extend chiropractic health care services to U.S. military retirees, dependents and survivors as part of the TRICARE program. If signed into law, HR 484, the Chiropractic Health Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act, would require the Secretary of Defense to develop a plan to allow any beneficiary covered under TRICARE to select and have direct access to a doctor of chiropractic. Contact your Member of Congress TODAY and urge them to cosponsor HR 484.