Sebelius “Chiropractors proven to be effective and cost effective … a vital part of our healthcare system”Comment The audience was not the AMA but the ACA, as in American Chiropractic Association. The comments from US Department of Health and Human
Comment: The audience was not the AMA but the ACA, as in American Chiropractic Association. The comments from US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius were recorded for this YouTube video. Sibelius reinforced a point made by conference’s keynoter, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) that chiropractors are a critical part of moving the nation away from the present “sick-care system.” Said Harkin: “Patients want options, alternatives and noninvasive care.” He adds: “We need to keep moving forward, away from the current sick care system to a health care system. Chiropractic physicians must be a part of the health care team.” This level of affirmation must be confounding to members of the profession who, in the next breath, may see their profession lumped with the not-yet-acceptable and to some untouchable “CAM.” Perhaps chiropractic medicine will never cross over into the promised land until the promised land is actually no longer merely a sick-care system.
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