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【加州中醫師聯合總會三藩市六月六日消息】加州中醫政治聯盟委託戴馬力眾議員提出的針灸保險法案 (AB54 提案)已先後順利通過眾議院衛生委員會(13:3,一月十五日)和眾議院撥款委員會(11:5,一月二十四日)以及眾議院全體會議(46:27,一月二十九日)。提案隨即提交參議院繼續審議,首先順利通過參議院衛生委員會(7:1,五月七日)。該案將于六月二十三日在參議院撥款委員會再行表決。

現行保險法只規定醫療保險要有“可供選購”(OFFER)的針灸福利。戴馬力眾議員提出的針灸保險法案要求將此條款改為“規定提供”(PROVIDE)針灸福利﹐以保障投保人獲得針灸治療的權利。二十五年來中醫界爭取保險支付針灸,已經三次闖關都沒有成功。今年加州中醫政治聯盟將這項關係到全體職業中醫師和廣大中醫病家的切身利益的 AB54 針灸保險法案列爲政治行動的主打立法目標之一﹐實行第四次叩關。運作至今,進展順利。

為確保立法成功,請立即給參議院撥款委員會主席托拉克森辦公室打電話、發電郵、或寫信,表達閣下對針灸保險法案的強烈支持。除了醫師們自己寫信,也動員病家們寫信。附上樣板信稿供大家參考。此外,除給委員會主席集中投書,我們還要與分散在各地的委員會成員聯絡,拜訪他們的選區辦公室,給他們寄遊説信,以選民的身份要求支持本提案。鑒于撥款委員會審議過程高度集中,為節約人力物力,盡量減少對醫師診所業務的影響,加州中醫政治聯盟建議不必動員同業參加公聼會。

同業們如果對加州中醫界當前形勢以及有關法案的審議進展有任何問題,請隨時向加州中醫政治聯盟(626-572-9481 916-705-3888 408-318-2135)或加州中醫師聯合總會(415-806-6653)查詢。

 

參議院撥款委員會委員會主席的聯絡方式:

Honorable Tom Torlakson

Chairman, Senate Appropriation Committee

State Capitol, Room 5050

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 651-4007

Fax: (916) 445-2527

E-mail: Senator.Torlakson@senate.ca.gov

 

附件:

1 參議院撥款委員會機構︰

California State Senate

~Standing Committees~

Appropriations

Appropriations Committee meets every Monday at 10:00 A.M. in Room 4203.

JURISDICTION: Bills that are subject to Joint Rule 10.5 and are not referred to

the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Bills that constitute a state-mandated

local program.

Members:

Senator Tom Torlakson (Chair)

Senator Dave Cox (Vice Chair)

Senator Samuel Aanestad

Senator Roy Ashburn

Senator Gilbert Cedillo

Senator Ellen Corbett

Senator Robert Dutton

Senator Dean Florez

Senator Sheila Kuehl

Senator Jenny Oropeza

Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas

Senator George Runner

Senator Joe Simitian

Senator Mark Wyland

Senator Leland Yee

Addresses & Staff:

Staff Director:

Bob Franzoia

Consultants:

Miriam Barcellona Ingenito, Nora Lynn,

Mark McKenzie, John Miller, Maureen

Ortiz, Dan Troy

Assistants:

Sally Ann Romo and Krimilda Hodson

Phone:

(916)651-4101

Room:

2206

Please send any questions or comments about this site to WebMaster@sen.ca.gov

Home Senators Legislation Committees Schedules Offices/Caucuses Audio/TV Faqs/Links

 

2 參議院撥款委員會成員的聯絡方式︰

參議院撥款委員會員的聯絡方式︰

委員會主席

Honorable Tom Torlakson

Chairman, Senate Appropriation Committee

State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA 95814

 

Phone:  (916) 651-4007

Fax:  (916) 445-2527

E-mail: Senator.Torlakson@senate.ca.gov

委員會成員                        選區   選區地址、電話                                州府地址、電話

Cox, Dave              01  2140 Professional Drive       State Capitol

 (副主席)                  Suite 140                     Room 2068

                           Roseville 95661               Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (916) 783-8232                (916) 651-4001

 

                           33C Broadway

                           Jackson CA 95642

                           (209)223-9140

 

                           1020 N St. Rm 568

                           Sacramento, CA 95814

                           (916)327-9034

 

                           2094 East Main Street

                           Quincy CA, 95971

                           (530) 283-3437

 

Aanestad, Sam          04  200 Providence Mine Road      State Capitol

                           Suite 108                     Room 2054

                           Nevada City, CA 95959         Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (530) 470-1846                (916) 651-4004

 

                           2967 Davison Court

                           Suite A-1

                           Colusa, CA 95932

                           (530) 458-4161

 

                           411 Main Street

                           3rd Floor

                           Chico, CA 95928

                           (530) 895-6088

 

                           2400 Washington Avenue

                           Suite 301

                           Redding, CA 96001

                           (530) 225-3142

 

Ashburn, Roy           18  5001 California Avenue        State Capitol

                           Suite 105                     Room 3060

                           Bakersfield, CA 93309         Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (661) 323-0443                (916) 651-4018

 

Cedillo, Gilbert       22  617 S. Olive Street           State Capitol

                           Suite 710                     Room 5100

                           Los Angeles, CA 90014         Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (213) 612-9566                (916) 651-4022

 

Corbett, Ellen         10  1057 Mac Arthur Blvd          State Capitol

                           Suite 206                     Room 3092

                           San Leandro, CA 94577         Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (510) 577-2310                (916) 651-4010

 

Dutton, Bob            31  8577 Haven Avenue             State Capitol

                           Suite 210                     Room 5094

                           Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730    Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (909) 466-4180                (916) 651-4031

 

                           3560 University Avenue

                           Suite B

                           Riverside, CA 92501

                           (951) 715-2625

 

Florez, Dean           16  2550 Mariposa Mall            State Capitol

                           Suite 2016                    Room 5061

                           Fresno, CA 93721              Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (559) 264-3070                (916) 651-4016

 

                           1800 30th Street

                           Suite 350

                           Bakersfield, CA 93301

                           (661) 395-2620

 

Kuehl, Sheila          23  10951 W. Pico Blvd            State Capitol

                           #202                          Room 5108

                           Los Angeles, CA 90064         Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (310) 441-9084                (916) 651-4023

 

                           300 W. Third Street

                           Oxnard, CA 93030

                           (805) 486-3776

 

Oropeza, Jenny         28  2512 Artesia Blvd             State Capitol

                           Suite 200                     Room 4074

                           Redondo Beach, CA 90278-3279  Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (310) 318-6994                (916) 651-4028

 

Ridley-Thomas, Mark    26  700 State Drive               State Capitol

                           Los, Angeles, CA  90037       Room 4061

                           (213) 745-6656                Sacramento, CA 94248

                                                         (916) 651-4026

 

Runner, George         17  848 W Lancaster Blvd.         State Capitol

                           Suite 101                     Room 5097

                           Lancaster, CA 93534           Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (661) 729-6239                (916) 651-4017

 

                           23920 Valencia Blvd

                           Suite 250

                           Santa Clarita, CA 91355

                           (661) 286-1471

                           Victorville City Hall

                           P.O. Box 5001

                           14343 Civic Drive

                           Victorville, CA 92392

                           (760)843-8414

 

Simitian, S. Joseph    11 160 Town & Country Village     State Capitol

                          Palo Alto, CA 94301            Room 2080

                          (650) 688-6384                 Sacramento, CA 94248

                                                         (916) 651-4011

 

                          701 Ocean Street

                          Room 318 A

                          Santa Cruz, CA 95060

                          (831) 425-0401

 

Wyland, Mark           38  27126-A Paseo Espada          State Capitol

                           Suite 1621                    Room 4066

                           San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (949) 489-9838                (916) 651-4038

 

                           1910 Palomar Point Way

                           Suite 105

                           Carlsbad, CA 92008

                           (760) 931-2455

 

Yee, Leland            08  455 Golden Gate Avenue        State Capitol

                           Suite 14200                   Room 4048

                           San Francisco,  CA  94102     Sacramento, CA 94248

                           (415) 557-7857                (916) 651-4008

 

                           400 S. El Camino Real

                           Suite 630

                           San Mateo, CA 94402

                           (650) 340-8840

 

3 樣板信稿,供參考︰

(醫生用︰)

June 10, 2008

 

Senator Tom Torlakson

Chairman, Senate Appropriation Committee

State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA  95814

 

RE: AB54 – HEALTH CARE COVERAGE: ACUPUNCTURE – SUPPORT

 


Dear Senator
Torlakson:

I am a California licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. I have had the privilege of treating many California patients and have great success in helping them recover from illness and injuries.

Acupuncture has been playing an important role in the California health care system for more than 30 years. This medicine is effective and low cost that has become very popular in this State. In fact, insurance companies have saved a great deal of money over the past three decades because patients selected acupuncturists for their treatment and have found the treatment to be effective.

Existing law only requires health care service plans and health insurers to offer, instead of provide, coverage of acupuncture.  This deficiency in the law has and will continue to prohibit many Californians from seeking Chinese medical help and forces them seek only high cost conventional health care. AB 54 will correct this inequity and make certain that acupuncture is recognized and covered for all Californians.

I, and my patients, are concerned with the excellence of services provided by members of this noble profession, and to that end, I am proud to add my name as an enthusiastic supporter of AB 54.

I ask for your support when this measure is heard in the Senate Appropriation Committee. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Sincerely,

 

 

 

(病人用︰)

June 10, 2008

 

Senator Tom Torlakson

Chairman, Senate Appropriation Committee

State Capitol, Room 5050
Sacramento, CA  95814

 

 

RE: AB54 – HEALTH CARE COVERAGE: ACUPUNCTURE – SUPPORT

 

Dear Senator Torlakson and Your Honorable Committee Members:

I am a California resident who has had the occasion to be the recipient of acupuncture and Asian medicine for illness and injuries with great success

Acupuncture has been playing an important role in the California health care system for more than 30 years. This medicine is effective and low cost that has become very popular in this State. In fact, insurance companies have saved a great deal of money over the past three decades because patients selected acupuncturists for their treatment and have found the treatment to be effective.

Existing law only requires health care service plans and health insurers to offer, instead of provide, coverage of acupuncture.  This deficiency in the law has and will continue to prohibit many Californians from seeking Chinese medical help and forces them seek only high cost conventional health care. AB 54 will correct this inequity and make certain that acupuncture is recognized and covered for all Californians.

I am concerned with the excellence of services provided by members of this noble profession. I ask for your support when this measure is heard in the Senate Appropriation Committee. Thank you so much for your consideration.

Sincerely,

 

 

Name:

Address:

 

 

Cc:  Members of the Senate Appropriation Committee

 


 

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