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Contact US Rep. Don Young and ask him for his support for HR4973!

Monday, February 19, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sheri Ryan
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Monday 19 February






Contact US Rep. Don Young and ask him for his support for HR4973! 

Legislation introduced 02/07/2018 in the House of Representatives would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.

The legislation (H.R. 4973), introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), would not only enable those who currently receive chiropractic care to continue their treatment but would also establish, in the wake of the nationwide opioid crisis, an important non-drug option for pain management in the program.


Chiropractic services were first made available to active-duty military personnel following the enactment in 2000 of legislation to create a permanent chiropractic benefit within the Department of Defense health care system. As part of the pilot program before full implementation, retirees, dependents and survivors were also granted access to chiropractic services on a space-available basis. At the time, it was found that the benefit was valued within the TRICARE community. Today, chiropractic is available only to active-duty service members at more than 60 military treatment facilities in the United States, as well as bases in Germany and Japan.


The Alaska Chiropractic Society encourages all chiropractors to contact US Representative Don Young and ask him to be one of the early co-sponsors of this bill. US Veterans have access to chiropractic - quality conservative care that's non-opioid pain management - and their families deserve it too!  You can send Rep. Young an email online via his website at, mail a letter to his DC office, or contact him via phone/fax at the numbers below:  


2314 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515 
T (202) 225-5765
F (202) 225-0425 
471 W. 36th Avenue, Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99503
T (907) 271-5978
F (907) 271-5950 


100 Cushman St. Suite 307
Key Bank Building
Fairbanks, AK 99701 
T (907) 456-0210
F (907) 456-0279


Here's a sample script you can use for your contact with US Representative Don Young.  


"I am a chiropractor in [city, Alaska].  As a healthcare provider, I provide a non-drug, non-addictive and noninvasive conservative approach to pain management that has assisted many veterans to recover from injuries, manage chronic pain, and enhance their readiness for duty but have been unable to help their family members because of coverage restrictions.  I encourage you to co-sponsor HR 4973 so that military retirees and military family members have access to the same quality care."


Best Regards, 


Sheri Ryan  |  Chief Operating Officer

Alaska Chiropractic Society | 550 E. Tudor Rd., Suite 202 |  Anchorage, AK 99503

Direct/Mobile: (907) 903-1350 | Fax: (907) 770-3790 | Facebook  |  Twitter  | Website


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