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May 3, 2005  
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Two New Co-Sponsors for HR 818

By Editorial Staff

Acupuncture Today has learned that two more members of Congress have signed on to become co-sponsors of HR 818, the Federal Acupuncture Coverage Act of 2005, introduced by Rep. Maurice Hinchey of New York.

The new co-sponsors are:

  • Jeb Bradley (R-NH, 1st district)
  • Earl Blumenauer (D-OR, 3rd district)

At present, 33 members of Congress from 16 states and the territory of Guam have signed up as co-sponsors of HR 818. The purpose of the bill is to amend Social Security Act to provide for coverage of qualified acupuncturist services under part B of the Medicare program, and to amend title 5 of the United States Code to provide for coverage of such services under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

For more information on HR 818, visit and enter "HR 818" in the "Search Bill Text" field.


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