White House Petition to Designate ‘Acupuncturist’ as a Recognized Healthcare Provider

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Goal Achieved! 27,000+ Signatures on the White House Petition

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As many of you have heard, the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) community pulled together to achieve the monumental goal of obtaining more than the 25,000 signatures needed to activate the White House Petition to designate ‘Acupuncturist’ as a recognized healthcare provider under the Social Security Act.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated in the effort to get the White House Petition signed by the deadline of February 10. The AAAOM, NCCAOM, state associations, individual practitioners, friends and family, and so many more were able to collaborate to collect 27,000+ signatures for this petition to get acupuncturists recognized under the Social Security Act.

To continue to follow the progress and response to the petition, please see link to the petition itself: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/recognize-acupuncturist-healthcare-providers/NTNpVFnp

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