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Opinion: IHS includes natural health discipline in loan program

"A bit of integrative medicine history was made in January 2012 when the U.S. Indian Health Service (IHS) quietly announced that licensed naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists and chiropractors would be included in 2012 in the IHS' student loan repayment programs.

The announcement magnetized students and recent graduates. Was this finally an end to what they view as discriminatory exclusion and a long-overdue chance to relieve their debt burden?

The inclusion was immediately celebrated by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). The AANP had targeted such inclusion as its top federal priority for the last decade. The American Chiropractic Association followed suit with a release to their own members."

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John Weeks: Indian Health Service Includes Licensed Naturopaths, Acupuncturists and Chiropractors in Loan Repayment Program (The Huffington Post 2/6)