A testimony to the profession from Barack Obama, 13th October 2008

« Dear Friends,

I am glad to have this oportunity to again share my thoughts on the role of doctors of chiropractic play in the American health care system. As I have said before, doctors of chiropractic play an important role in our health care system, and my commitment to you and your patients remains strong.

As I have said, I believe steps should be taken to acknowledge the important care provided by doctors of chiropratic. We need to knock down unreasonable barriers of access and discriminatory inssurance coverage so Americains in need of quality chiropratic care can access it without difficulty. We need to expand the range of chiropratic services covered by Medicare, faciliate integration of doctors of chiropratic into the health care systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, and allow commission of doctors of chiropratics as officers in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. And again, under my health care plan, many, if not all, chiropratic services would be included in the benefit package offered in the public plan.

American faces challenges both at home and abroad. To remain competive, we must ensure that our health care system is accessible for every Americain. That is why my plan ensures quality, accessible health care for Americans. Doctors of chiropractic will play an important role in achieving this goal. I look forward to a strong relationship with the ACA as we build that future together.


Barack Obama»