Naturopathic doctors are fighting to be universally recognized as primary care physicians in Oregon. One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act says health insurance consumers will have access to providers of their choosing and that insurers will not discriminate against a particular provider. Now, naturopaths in Oregon want that non-discrimination language added to state legislation, arguing they are still being shut out of some insurance plans despite their patients’ wishes.
- Jeff Clark: Naturopathic physician at True Health Medicine
- Ralph Prows: President and CEO of Oregon’s Health Co-Op