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ACA Hires Quality Expert Dr. Angela Kennedy to Expand Professional Development
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 09:52 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) welcomes quality care expert Angela Kennedy, DC, MBA, to its staff, where she will serve in the association’s new position of senior vice president of education and health policy.

As part of her role, Dr. Kennedy will lead ACA’s newly formed education and health policy department and will craft a plan to expand ACA’s professional development offerings and educational programming with a strong focus on health policy. 

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Pain Experience Consistencies
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 08:11 AM

Patients experiencing chronic, persistent spinal pain each have a unique story, yet there are consistencies.  The quality of life in all these consumers is markedly reduced, confirming that while there may be some similarities in the pain experience, it is often more unique and individual. 

Criticisms of care services were also consistent. Often there is dissatisfaction with access to care, overall management of pain, and noteworthy variations in the treatment they received from the medical community. 

More than 33 million adults in the U.S. have seen a chiropractor in the last 12 months, and twice as many say that a chiropractor would be their first choice to see for neck or back pain. 

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National Subsidies to Insurers to Stop
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Monday, October 16, 2017 07:08 AM

Leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a statement explaining that  subsidy payments to insurers intended to help defray the expenses of low-income patients  would be “discontinued immediately" because of a legal opinion from the Attorney General.  

“After a thorough legal review by HHS, Treasury, OMB [the Office of Management and Budget], and an opinion from the Attorney General, we believe that the last Administration overstepped the legal boundaries drawn by our Constitution. Congress has not appropriated money for CSRs, and we will discontinue these payments immediately,” noted a statement from HHS.

"Based on guidance from the Department of Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services has concluded that there is no appropriation for cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies under Obamacare. In light of this analysis, the Government cannot lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments,” said the White House press secretary.

In all, these cost-sharing subsidies amounted to about $7 billion in fiscal year 2017.

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Presidents Message TCA Is All About Community
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, October 13, 2017 12:56 PM
By Dr. Max Vige, TCA President
 
The Texas Chiropractic Association’s main purpose is to protect the chiropractic profession through advocacy and legal means. It’s a 52-week, 365-day job, although it commands the most attention during years in which the Texas Legislature meets, such as 2017, when a record four pro-chiropractic bills were signed into law.
 
But TCA is much more than that: it’s also about community. And that was on full display last weekend, both in Dallas and Houston.
 
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TCA Tour of Texas Returns
Written by Andrea Howard   
Friday, October 13, 2017 09:30 AM
Back by popular demand, the Texas Chiropractic Association is reviving the TCA Tour of Texas, our grass-roots effort to reach every licensed doctor of chiropractic in Texas. The TCA Tour of Texas will stop at cities throughout Lone Star State over the next year. There’s no cost to attend a TCA Tour of Texas event, although a contribution to the Chiropractic Development Initiative (CDI), which funds TCA’s advocacy, legal and public relations efforts, or to the TCA Political Action Committee (TCA PAC) which is dedicated to getting pro-chiropractic candidates elected to public office in Texas.
 
The TCA Tour of Texas rolls into District 12 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7, at Katz 21 Steak & Spirits (5702 Spohn Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78412). Please RSVP to info@chirotexas.org by December 4.
 
Here are some of the reasons why you need to be there when the TCA Tour of Texas comes to your town:
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