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Dynamic Chiropractic – October 20, 1997, Vol. 15, Issue 22

Congressman Norwood Calls Chiropractors to Action

By Editorial Staff
On April 23, 1997, the Patient Access to Responsible Care Act (PARCA) was introduced in the U.S. Congress. The bill will establish a set of national standards governing the conduct of health insurance plans, including managed care and self-insured ERISA plans, which are currently exempted from regulation at the state level.

The two most important elements of the proposed legislation are that all U.S. employees have access to a point of service plan (POS), and the prohibition against discrimination of providers "solely based on their license." POS plans have only been available over the last 10 years, but are becoming very popular, primarily because they allow enrollees the option of accessing a provider outside the network for a reasonable additional cost.

The legislation was introduced in the Senate as bill number S 644 and in the House of Representatives as bill number HR 1415. Initial drafts were developed by the Coalition for Health Care Choice and Accountability. The Coalition, initially formed by the American Chiropractic Association, includes 31 different health care provider associations of all types, including nurses, surgeons, MDs and dentists. The ACA has maintained a leadership role in the Coalition.

When the PARCA Bill was initially presented in Dynamic Chiropractic (please see "Patient Access Bill Brought Before Congress" in the May 31, 1997 issue), there were only 80 co-sponsors. PARCA now has 150. Only 50 more co-sponsors and the bill will be introduced on the House floor.

Your Role

Contact your Congressional representative and ask them to support Congressman Norwood's Patient Access to Responsible Care Act (PARCA). If you have Internet access, you can find your representatives' e-mail address at http://www.house.gov and your senators' e-mail addresses at http://www.senate.gov.

If you don't know who your representatives are, you can access http://www.vote-smart.org. Simply enter your zip code, and this website will tell you who your Congressional representative is and who your senators are. This site gives you their e-mail addresses. With that information, you can quickly e-mail your request for their support of PARCA.

In particular, representatives from the states of California, Illinois, New York and Texas are being targeted. This is a list of those who have yet to become co-sponsors. Please e-mail, fax, call or write them now. There is a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing set for October 23rd. They need to hear from you by then.

California Congressional Delegation

Senate:

Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-3553
Fax: N/A
E-mail:

House:

Xavier Becerra (D-CA)
1119 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6235
Fax: (202) 225-2202

Howard L. Berman (D-CA)
2330 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4695
Fax: (202) 225-5279

Brian P. Bilbray (R-CA)
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2040
Fax: (202) 225-2948
E-mail:

Sonny Bono (R-CA)
324 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5330
Fax: (202) 225-2961

George E. Brown (D-CA)
2300 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6161
Fax: (202) 225-8671
E-mail:

Ken Calvert (R-CA)
1034 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1986
Fax: (202) 225-2004

Tom Campbell (R-CA)
2442 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2631
Fax: (202) 225-6788
E-mail:

Gary Condit (D-CA)
2245 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6131
Fax: (202) 225-0819
E-mail:

C. Christopher Cox (R-CA)
2402 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5611
Fax: (202) 225-9177
E-mail:

Randy Cunningham (R-CA)
2238 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5452
Fax: (202) 225-2558

Ronald V. Dellums (D-CA)
2108 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2661
Fax: (202) 225-9817

Julian C. Dixon (D-CA)
2252 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-7084
Fax: (202) 225-4091

Cal Dooley (D-CA)
1201 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3341
Fax: (202) 225-9308

David Dreier (R-CA)
237 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2305
Fax: (202) 225-7018

Vic Fazio (D-CA)
2113 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5716
Fax: (202) 225-5141
E-mail:

Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
2427 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5811
Fax: (202) 225-1100

Jane Harman (D-CA)
325 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-8220
Fax: (202) 226-0684
E-mail:

Wally Herger (R-CA)
2433 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3076
Fax: N/A

Steve Horn (R-CA)
438 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6676
Fax: (202) 226-1012
E-mail:

Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
2265 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5672
Fax: (202 225-0235

Jay Kim (R-CA)
227 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3201
Fax: (202) 226-1485

Tom Lantos (D-CA)
2217 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3531
Fax: N/A
E-mail:

Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
2112 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5861
Fax: (202) 225-6498

Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
318 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3072
Fax: (202) 225-3336
E-mail:

Matthew G. Martinez (D-CA)
2234 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5464
Fax: (202) 225-5467

Howard McKeon (R-CA)
307 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1956
Fax: (202) 226-0683
E-mail:
Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-CA)
419 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-7924
Fax: (202) 225-7926

Ron Packard (R-CA)
2372 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3906
Fax: (202) 225-0134
E-mail:

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
2457 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4965
Fax: (202) 225-8259
E-mail:

Richard W. Pombo (R-CA)
1519 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1947
Fax: (202) 226-861

George P. Radanovich (R-CA)
213 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4540
Fax: (202) 224-3402
E-mail:

James E. Rogan (R-CA)
502 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4176
Fax: (202) 226-1279

Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)
2338 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2415
Fax: (202) 225-0145

Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)
2435 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1766
Fax: (202) 226-0350

Ed Royce (R-CA)
1133 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4111
Fax: (202) 226-0335

Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
1529 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2965
Fax: (202) 228-5859

Brad Sherman (D-CA)
1524 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5911
Fax: (202) 225-5879

Ellen O. Tauscher (D-CA)
1440 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-1880
Fax: (202) 225-5914

William M. Thomas (R-CA)
2208 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2915
Fax: (202) 225-8798

Esteban Edward Torres (D-CA)
2269 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5256
Fax: (202) 225-9711
E-mail:

Maxine Waters (D-CA)
2344 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2201
Fax: (202) 225-7854

Henry A. Waxman (D-CA)
2204 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3976
Fax: (202) 225-4099

Illinois Congressional Delegation

Senate:

Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
364 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2152
Fax: (202) 228-0400

Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL)
324 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2854
Fax: (202) 224-2626
E-mail:

House:

Rod R. Blagojevich (D-IL)
501 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4061
Fax: (202) 225-3128

Jerry F. Costello (D-IL)
2454 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5661
Fax: (202) 225-0285
E-mail:

Philip M. Crane (R-IL)
233 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3711
Fax: (202) 225-7830

Thomas W. Ewing (R-IL)
2417 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2371
Fax: (202) 225-8071

Harris W. Fawell (R-IL)
2368 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3515
Fax: (202) 225-9420
E-mail:

Luis Gutierrez (D-IL)
2438 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-8203
Fax: (202) 225-7810
E-mail:

J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL)
2241 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2976
Fax: (202) 225-0697
E-mail:

Jesse Jackson (D-IL)
313 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-0773
Fax: (202) 225-8608

William O. Lipinski (D-IL)
1501 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5701
Fax: (202) 225-1012

Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
409 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5676
Fax: (202) 225-5284

John Edward Porter (R-IL)
2373 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4835
Fax: N/A

Bobby Rush (D-IL)
131 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4372
Fax: (202) 226-0333
E-mail:

John M. Shimkus (R-IL)
513 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5271
Fax: (202) 225-5880

Gerald C. Weller (R-IL)
130 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3635
Fax: (202) 225-3521

Sidney R. Yates (D-IL)
2109 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2111
Fax: (202) 225-3493

New York Congressional Delegation

Senate:

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY)
464 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4451
Fax: (202) 228-0406
E-mail:

House:

Sherwood L. Boehlert (R-NY)
2246 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3665
Fax: (202) 225-1891
E-mail:

Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)
2303 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2464
Fax: (202) 225-5513
E-mail:

Floyd H. Flake (D-NY)
1035 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3461
Fax: (202) 226-4169

Michael P. Forbes (R-NY)
416 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3826
Fax: (202) 225-3143
E-mail:

Amo Houghton (R-NY)
1110 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3161
Fax: (202) 225-5574
E-mail:

Peter King (R-NY)
403 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-7896
Fax: (202) 226-2279
E-mail:

Rick Lazio (R-NY)
2444 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3335
Fax: (202) 225-4669
E-mail:

Nita M. Lowey (D-NY)
2421 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6506
Fax: (202) 225-0546

Thomas J. Manton (D-NY)
2235 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3965
Fax: (202) 225-1909
E-mail:

Michael R. McNulty (D-NY)
2161 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5076
Fax: (202) 225-5077
E-mail:

Major R. Owens (D-NY)
2305 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6231
Fax: (202) 226-0112

Bill Paxon (R-NY)
2412 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5265
Fax: (202) 225-5910
E-mail:

Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)
2211 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6616
Fax: (202) 225-4183

Jose Serrano (D-NY)
2342 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4361
Fax: (202) 225-6001
E-mail:

Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)
1221 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2361
Fax: (202) 226-0327

Texas Congressional Delegation

Senate:

Phil Gramm (R-TX)
370 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-2934
Fax: (202) 228-2856

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
283 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-5922
Fax: (202) 224-0776
E-mail:

House:

Bill Archer (R-TX)
1236 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2571
Fax: (202) 225-4381

Richard K. Armey (R-TX)
301 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-7772
Fax: N/A

Joe Barton (R-TX)
2264 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-2002
Fax: (202) 225-3052
E-mail:

Kenneth E. Bentsen (D-TX)
128 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-7508
Fax: (202) 225-2947
E-mail:

Henry Bonilla (R-TX)
1427 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4511
Fax: (202) 225-2237

Kevin P. Brady (R-TX)
1531 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4901
Fax: (202) 225-2772

Tom DeLay (R-TX)
341 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-5951
Fax: (202) 225-5241

Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)
126 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-4865
Fax: (202) 225-3073
E-mail:

Chet Edwards (D-TX)
2459 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-6105
Fax: (202) 225-0350

Henry B. Gonzalez (D-TX)
2413 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Tel: (202) 225-3236
Fax: (202) 225-1915

Kay Granger (R-TX)
515 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 2051


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