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80 million patients cannot get access to professional acupuncturist


Professional acupuncturist only accounts for <5% all potential practitioner who is practicing acupuncture

Majority of patients don’t have access to licensed acupuncturist

<10% of acupuncture service is provided by professional licensed acupuncturist!


Acupuncturist has limited access to insurance policy

80 million seniors with Medicare cannot get access to professional acupuncturists.

Get “Acupuncture for our seniors” formerly HR4803, to make access to all healthcare system

Acupuncturists, if we don’t act, our profession may end in five years!, join your state acupuncture association: https://www.asacu.org/join/

The future of our medicine is up to you!

Let’s secure 80 million new patients and create jobs for the profession.

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Jeff Rippey
Jeff Rippey
Jan 31, 2023

The fact that so many do not have access to a licensed acupuncturist has very little to do with insurance or medicaid coverage and a lot to do with two things:

  1. Nation-wide, in the US, there's less than 40,000 active licensed acupuncturists.

  2. Of those 40k, more than 50% practice in only 3 states.


Those are the problems we need to solve. Expanding medicare coverage won't do it. Expanding insurance access in general won't do it.


We need to stop making it difficult to become an acupuncturist.

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Yi Acupuncture
Yi Acupuncture
Jan 31, 2023
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Thank you for your comments.

I do think it important to have Medicare coverage.

Maybe we can have a national discussion regarding the requirement of becoming an acupuncturist.

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