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NCH is currently involved in activities aimed at increasing access to homeopathy throughout the country at the national level.
NCH does not have the resources to actively track similar activities or legislation at the state level; however, we are happy to share these kinds of state level activities with the homeopathic community. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the information to be share.
Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium
The Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium (IHPC) advocates for an integrative healthcare system with equal access to the full range of health-oriented, person-centered, regulated healthcare professionals, including homeopathy. NCH is an active Partner for Health in IHPC, with a representative sitting on the Board of Directors.
As a Partner for Health, NCH supports education and awareness efforts in Congress about integrative health, and homeopathy in particular. Learn more about IHPC.
IHPC is currently focused on the correct implementation of Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare.
Section 2706 is a “non-discrimination” clause and is an important provision of the ACA. Specifically, it was created to end discrimination by insurers against licensed health care providers who provide services within their scope of practice. That includes the community of complementary and integrative healthcare providers across the country represented by IHPC’s Partners for Health, including licensed practitioners practicing homeopathy.
IHPC’s objectives in relation to Section 2706 are as follows:
- Advocate for the correct implementation of 2706 in all States.
- Expand awareness of the discrimination in health care that Section 2706 was enacted to prevent.
- Generate advocacy around this issue among licensed practitioners and the public.
- Continue to conduct meetings with the Department of Health and Human Services about the importance of the correct implementation of Sec 2706 in the 10 HHS regions.