October 1, 2003  
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Medicare Acupuncture Bill Update

By Editorial Staff

In the November 2004 issue, we reported that HR 1477, the Federal Acupuncture Coverage Act, had amassed a total of 54 co-sponsors. Since that article was published, an additional nine co-sponsors have signed on to support the legislation.

The new co-sponsors (as of October 1, 2004) are:

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR, 3rd District)
  • Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA, 14th District)
  • Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY, 2nd District)
  • Rep. Darrell E. Issa (R-CA, 49th District)
  • Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY, 14th District)
  • Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY, 4th District)
  • Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA, 37th District)
  • Rep. Major R. Owens (D-NY, 11th District)
  • Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-VA, 10th District)

Make sure to visit AcupunctureToday.com for additional updates on the status of HR 1477.


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