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Indian Health Service Includes Licensed NDs, LAcs, DCs in Loan Repayment Program PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Weeks   

Indian Health Service Includes Licensed NDs, LAcs, DCs in Loan Repayment Program

A bit of integrative medicine history was made on January X, 2012 when the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) quietly announced that licensed naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists and chiropractors would be included in 2012 in the IHS' student loan repayment programs.

The announcement magnetized students and recent graduates. Was this finally an end to what they view as discriminatory exclusion and a long-overdue chance to relieve their debt burden?

The inclusion was immediately celebrated by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). The AANP had targeted such inclusion as its top federal priority for the last decade. The American Chiropractic Association followed suit with a release to their own their members. Click here for the rest of the article at the Huffington Post.

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