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Thank you everyone for your phone calls and e-mails to your state senator! HB4710 is up for a vote this Tuesday and is expected to pass unanimously!
It will then be signed by the governor by the end of this year! A grace period is written in the bill, but by later 2020 health insurance plans in Michigan that include acupuncture will no longer be able to discriminate against licensed acupuncturists in submitting for insurance!
The bill does not require insurance to cover acupuncture, however, with the high dissatisfaction with insurers the demand will force the coverage into the mainstay. We’ve also found many Blue Cross Plans already say they cover acupuncture but will only allow reimbursement to MDs. (there’s less than five registered in all of Michigan).