U.S. Congressman Marc Veasey visited Parker University's campus Monday, Oct. 21, for a discussion with university administrative and student leaders about chiropractic care's role in health care and the Affordable Care Act. Several topics were raised during the discussion, including chiropractic's inclusion in the Affordable Care Act, the importance of wellness and preventative care, equal status for chiropractors, and the National Chiropractic Legislative Conference to be held in Washington, D.C, in February.
Congressman Veasey represents Texas District 33 in the U.S. House of Representatives. District 33 includes neighborhoods in both Tarrant and Dallas counties in the Dallas / Fort Worth area.
A chiropractic care advocate, Congressman Veasey said he was glad to get a better understanding from Parker University students, faculty, and administration on chiropractic care and its inclusion in the Affordable Care Act.
"Chiropractic plays an important role in delivering health care in our nation," said Congressman Veasey.
With more than a decade of public service experience, Congressman Veasey was first elected to the Texas State House in 2004. Congressman Veasey has earned a reputation for his strong voice in the state legislature, fighting for good jobs, good schools, access to quality healthcare, voting rights and more.
University administrative leaders, including Dr. Brian McAulay, president, were glad to have Congressman Veasey on campus for the important discussion.
"It's imperative that the chiropractic profession, including our chiropractic students and faculty members get involved in discussions about healthcare with leaders in Congress," said Dr. McAulay. "This discussion is one of many that I plan to have with political leaders about chiropractic's role in our healthcare system and the importance of wellness and preventative care."
Student leaders Scharlene Gaudet and Tamikia Prunty were especially glad to get the chance to meet Congressman Veasey before they attend next year's National Chiropractic Legislative Conference (NCLC). The NCLC provides a once-a-year legislative opportunity for doctors of chiropractic and industry leaders to come together in Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress to discuss the issues that matter most to doctors of chiropractic and their patients.
Source: Parker University