|2016 Legislative Agenda|
The MCA believes that patients should have access to the necessary and evidence-based health care treatments of their choice. Accordingly, the MCA supports and will actively work for legislative, administrative, and other initiatives that promote the following policies:
1. Patient and Provider Non Discrimination
Patients must be allowed access to chiropractic services in Minnesota Health Care Programs, commercial plans, and other health care products; and, consistent with Section 2706 of the Affordable Care Act, payments and payment practices for chiropractic services provided within the chiropractic professional scope of practice must be the same as those identical services provided by other health care providers.
2. Health Care Provider Tax
The Health Care Provider Tax should be repealed as it is a regressive tax that adds unnecessary costs to Minnesota’s health care system. Specifically, the current law that phases out the two percent “sick tax” that is charged on all health care services in the state by the end of 2019 must be supported and retained.
3. No Fault Automobile Insurance
Minnesota’s current no fault automobile insurance system must protect the patient’s ability to choose the provider of his or her choice and to receive the necessary health care for injuries resulting from accidents covered by no fault automobile insurance while fraud, waste, and abuse in the current system must be eliminated in collaboration with all impacted stakeholders.
4. Other Chiropractic Issues
From time-to-time issues arise that impact the chiropractic profession in Minnesota. The MCA will actively monitor and work on these issues to promote chiropractic in Minnesota and access to all Minnesotans