Congresswoman Michelle Steel Co-Sponsors Medical DC Equality Act
Michelle Steel, elected in 2020 in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Laguna Beach and Laguna Niguel, fulfilled a key campaign promise. Steel sought out advice from the American Chiropractic Association to learn their number one goal in Congress: to get bipartisan support for equal opportunity benefits for their Medicare patients.
In 1972 coverage was established under the Medicare program for beneficiaries to receive chiropractic care. Unfortunately, the antiquated statute restricts beneficiaries to one service in a chiropractic clinic and Medicare chiropractic coverage has not kept up with private sector coverage and other federal health delivery systems.
Today, due to positive evidence-based outcomes and the cost effectiveness of the services provided by doctors of chiropractic, private coverage for chiropractic services has evolved and State licensure for chiropractors has advanced to meet patient needs and health outcomes.
This Act would bring Medicare chiropractic coverage more in line with that provided with the VA, DOD, the FEHB Program, and private health insurance coverage.
It is the purpose of this Act to expand recognition and coverage of a doctor of chiropractic as a ‘‘physician’’ under the Medicare program in connection with the performance of any function or action, including current service of ‘‘manual manipulation of the spine to correct a subluxation," as is legally authorized by the State in which such doctor performs such function or action.
The Bill aims to provide Medicare coverage for all physicians’ services furnished by doctors of chiropractic within the scope of their license.
Michelle Steel is proving to be the most pro-chiropractic member in Congress, and welcomes advice from any chiropractor. Her chiropractic co-chairs are Brad Glowaki, DC and Ed Harkins, DC.
Sidewalk slip and fall cases can be devastating to the patient, but also to your practice. Unless the PI attorney is seriously experienced with litigating publicly owned sidewalks, they are generally losers.
And you will be running a “free clinic!” Don’t do that.
Christine sued the City of Orange. The jury rendered a defense verdict because they did not believe the city was liable for a mere 2-inch gap in the sidewalk.
Christine demanded $3,000,000 because she suffered numerous fractures and subsequent surgeries. Defendant offered $200,000. Christine lowered her demand to $950,000.
The Jury voted 12-0 for defendant on the liability phase.
Christine vs. City of Orange, Orange County Superior Court 30 2018 01036076 CU PO CJC, Judge Derek W. Hunt
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