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Spotlight On: Dr. Ryan Abbott

Dr. Abbott's article, "Treating the Health Care Crisis: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for PPACA," in the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, was cited prominently in a recent article, "Implications of ACA Repeal: Effects on Integrative Medicine," in the Herald Scholarly Open Access (HSOA) Journal of Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine.  The HSOA article noted that, "Healthcare leaders and policymakers need to recognize the far reaching implications of decisions made throughout a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Abbott (2012) suggested any transformed ACA plan should require insurance providers to reimburse Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) treatments recognized as evidence-based, which would promote reduced overall healthcare spending and improved quality of life. Such endeavors would necessitate oversight by established government health regulatory agencies."