Petition Closed
Petitioning The Obama Administration

Allow Licensed Naturopathic doctors as primary care providers in Obamacare

I am a type 1 diabetic and I see a Naturopath every week to help with my diabetes. My care is excellent and the only thing missing is that she can't write prescriptions for my syringes and insulin because ND's are not considered "doctors" in my state and most states in the country. She is a fully licensed physician and attended medical school just like the MD's do. Again, because she is not recognized as aa doctor most insurance companies will not pay for her services. I , like many others have turned to alternative treatment because I feel it is safer and more effective than traditional care. My health has been incredible since being treated by her.
Licensed naturopathic physicians should play an integral part in patient access to alternative medicine within the Federal Healthcare Law (Obamacare) as they serve as primary care physicians within the complementary health care field.

With Americans spending over $34 billion dollars spent annually on alternative medicine, the inclusion of licensed Naturopathic physicians would offer patients the option of seeking alternative medicine care covered by insurance AND provide access for those currently unable to afford care.

Licensed Naturopathic physicians are able to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic disease and are experts in nutrition, herbs, and other holistic therapies. Licensed naturopathic physicians should play an integral part in patient access to alternative medicine within the Federal Healthcare Law (Obamacare) as they serve as primary care physicians within the complementary health care field.

Licensed Naturopathic physicians are able to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic disease and are experts in nutrition, herbs, and other holistic therapies.
Shouldn't we be able to decide what kind of medicine we want? Afterall, this country was built on the idea of freedom. Thank you for signing, Tess Dunlap

Letter to
The Obama Administration
Allow Licensed Naturopathic doctors as primary care providers in Obamacare