Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Do you have questions on how health care reform will affect you as a future health care provider? How will this reform affect chiropractic physicians?
The Student American Chiropractic Association will host a presentation on Thursday, July 26, at noon in Janse Hall, Room 139, featuring Dr. Bruce Hodges.
Dr. Hodges will give an overview on "Obamacare," otherwise known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
Dr. Hodges will summarize the major components of the new law, and will also discuss who must purchase coverage, how the new law will be funded and how it will affect chiropractic physicians and their scope of practice. He will also address potential changes after the November elections as well as the recent Supreme Court ruling on the new law. Afterwards, there will be time for students to ask questions. "This law could have a great effect on our students' future careers and our profession," says Dr. Hodges.
Bruce Hodges, DC, is an associate professor at National University as well as a clinician in the Illinois campus' student clinic. He has served on National's faculty for 15 years, coordinating its ethical practice management program, and was chair of the Department of Chiropractic Medicine for five years. In 2002, he was elected and served three terms as the faculty council representative to the American Chiropractic Association House of Delegates. He has lectured extensively to students and practitioners on various practice and risk management issues facing today's chiropractic physicians. He will receive his master of science degree in advanced clinical practice from NUHS during upcoming August commencement ceremonies.