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2019 Legislative Agenda
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The MCA believes that patients should have access to treatments of their choice. Accordingly, the MCA supports and will actively work for legislative, administrative, and other initiatives that promote the following policies:

  • 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 The Health Care Provider Tax should be repealed as it is a regressive tax that adds unnecessary costs to Minnesota's health care system. Additionally, 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.
  • 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.
  • Patient and Provider Non Discrimination. Patients must be allowed access to chiropractic services in public plans, such as Medical Assistance and MinnesotaCare, and commercial plans and other health care products; and payments and payment practices for chiropractic services must be the same as those similar and same services provided by other health care providers.
  • Role of Chiropractic in the Management of Acute and Chronic Pain. As the current opioid crisis brings greater awareness to the challenges associated with pain management and addiction to narcotic medication, the MCA will seek opportunities to influence state agency policies and legislative initiatives in ways that will potentially lead to greater utilization of the effective and lower cost nonpharmacologic therapies provided by Doctors of Chiropractic.
  • Other Chiropractic Issues. From time-to-time federal and state legislation is introduced that may impact the Chiropractic profession in Minnesota. The MCA will actively monitor and work on these issues in Minnesota, and through the American Chiropractic Association on the federal level, to promote Chiropractic in Minnesota and access to all Minnesotans.

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