National Healthcare Reform

During his campaign, then President-Elect Barack Obama acknowledged the importance of including chiropractic in a national healthcare plan in a letter to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Commenting that chiropractic care is “low-cost, drug-free, and non-invasive,” he further stated, “…steps should be taken to acknowledge the important care chiropractors provide, and knock down unreasonable barriers of access and discriminatory insurance coverage that stand between so many patients and the care they need.” President Obama’s plan includes expanding the range of chiropractic services covered by Medicare and fully integrating chiropractic care into the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs health systems and the U.S. Public Health Service.

In his letter Obama concluded, “As we shift our health care delivery system towards a culture of wellness and disease prevention, I believe that chiropractors must play an integral role in expanding access to preventive care and strengthening our public health system.”

Make Your Voice Heard! You can take action to protect your right to have chiropractic care covered in national healthcare by signing up to receive voter alerts from the ACA at Of course, your privacy will be protected. When you get to the home page there are two boxes on the right. Click on "Join Us" and "Contact Your Legislator."

Dr. Pamela Wells is a Chiropractor based in Sunnyvale California.