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Advocacy

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 info@homeopathycenter.org with the information to be share.

Recent Updates/Events

  • Presentations from the symposium held on September 29, 2014 at Georgetown University may be viewed in the Resources section on the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care's website by clicking here. The first five are from a morning panel entitled "From the 2010 Stakeholder Report Forward: Integrative Health and the ACA -- Where Have We Come From? Where Do We Go Next?" The last three from an afternoon panel entitled "Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Integrative Health & Medicine".

  • A Call to Action: Advancing the Legacy of US Senator, Tom Harkin: Presentations from the symposium held on September 29, 2014 at Georgetown University may be viewed in the Resources section on the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care's website by clicking here. The first five are from a morning panel entitled "From the 2010 Stakeholder Report Forward: Integrative Health and the ACA -- Where Have We Come From? Where Do We Go Next?" The last three from an afternoon panel entitled "Emerging Trends and Opportunities in Integrative Health & Medicine". (9/2014)

  • How the Affordable Care Act Affects Homeopaths: An Update (8/2014)

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.

Current Activities

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.

Legislative Updates