The ASM continues to help push important bills through the house and senate. The bills are critical to the acupuncture profession, for practitioners and patients. This bill, which has versions in both the house and the senate would increase consumer access to acupuncture and best possible care if passed.

Acupuncture/Insurance Bill House 1179 and Senate 1458 expand insurance coverage for acupuncture treatments of pain, nausea, opiate withdrawal and PTSD.

What It Does

  • Mandates insurance coverage for acupuncture in MA for the treatment of pain, nausea, PTSD, and to treat opioid addiction
  • Establishes a commission on acupuncture and wellness within the public health department
  • Covers state employees (about 200,000 people)

How To Make A Difference
Email or call legislators and have your patients do the same by Jan 31, 2022. We’ve provided you with template messages and instructions DOWNLOAD PDF.

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