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Making chiropractic care benefits available to vets

The US House of Representatives has passed legislation to expedite expansion of chiropractic benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system. The bill was approved 421:1.

According to an article on, “HR 1470 requires the VA to have a chiropractor on staff at no fewer than 75 major VA medical centers before the end of 2009. All major VA medical centers would be required to have a chiropractor on staff before the end of 2011.”

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

5/25/07 14:26 JR

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John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.