TIME SENSITIVE CONSUMER PROTECTION BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE RESPONSE URGED

Dear Chiropractic Supporter:
The new health care reform law enacted by Congress (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) requires health insurance plans to adhere to a broad new set of consumer protections.  However, some health insurance plans will be allowed to “escape” having to provide these new consumer-friendly protections because they will be granted what is called “grandfathered” status under recently released regulations. 



The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) supports the adoption of regulations that would restrict the use of this “loophole” and extend the important consumer protections to as many patients as possible.
As a citizen you are allowed to submit formal comments to the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on this important issue — AND WE URGE YOU TO DO SO IMMEDIATELY
DOING SO IS SIMPLE AND EASY.  HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO… 
  1. ACA has prepared a template for your own comments.   Click here to use this template.  Read ACA’s comments here.
  2. Save your document in either a Word of pdf format. 
  3. We urge you to submit comments to HHS electronically using the “Attach a file” option under the box in Step 2 of the HHS comments website.  You may also mail your comments to the address on the template.  All comments mailed and sent electronically must be received by HHS by Monday, August 16th.  Therefore, if your comments are mailed, please make sure they are sent no later than Wednesday, August 11th.
By speaking up now, you will be helping to counter the efforts of those powerful and well –financed insurance plans that wish to avoid adopting the full range of consumer protections included as part of the new law
Thank you for taking swift action in response to this important matter.