August 2009

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"The battle for chiropractic’s future is raging -- in Congress, in the media, in the insurance industry, in the minds of consumers and on the frontiers of the world, and the outcome is far from certain. Here is an update on the current status of health care reform legislation in Congress.

Before breaking for the August recess, the three committees in the House of Representatives that have jurisdiction over the health care reform bill H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act marked-up, voted on, and passed slightly differing versions of the bill. These three committees—the Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and Energy and Commerce committees—each produced somewhat unique versions of legislation, which have yet to be reconciled. The Energy and Commerce committee still has around 50 amendments to vote on when they return in September. ICA plans to be very active when that committee reconvenes, aggressively pushing our amendments on behalf of chiropractic practitioners and patients.

In the Senate, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed their version of legislation on July 15th. Despite the fact that approximately 160 amendments offered by Republican Senators passed, their version of the bill is considered extremely partisan. Republicans note that maybe two of those amendments made any changes to content, while the rest dealt with technical issues. Thus, much hope has been placed on the Senate Finance Committee. Led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (MT), six Senators deemed “the coalition of the willing” have been working to produce a bi-partisan bill. There have only been whispers about what their legislation might look like, but it will probably offer non-profit cooperatives instead of the public option, potentially strike the employer mandate in favor of the individual mandate, and avoid any taxes on the wealthy to pay for the reform. Chairman Baucus has said that their legislation will be completed by September 15th.

The Senate and House will respectively be faced with the task of reconciling the differing legislations within their own committees. Then, a conference committee will have to reconcile the final legislation produced by each Congressional body. As perfecting the legislation will surely take a fair amount of time, there is still much work to be done before a final bill will be produced. This legislation, like chiropractic’s aspirations in it, has a long way to go.

The national chiropractic organizations, working through a profession-wide coalition, The Chiropractic Summit, continue to work for solid anti-discrimination language, amendments to preserve the private pay option for the cash-paying patient, to preserve the protections in the state-enacted insurance equality laws and other key points. You can join in this vital effort through the Internet based grass roots lobbying program  Your help is urgently needed."


Dr. Sid Williams Releases New Book

Dr. Sid Williams, founder and initial President of Life University, which became the largest Chiropractic University ever established, has release a new groundbreaking book entitled, "THE ROAD TO SUCCESS STARTS IN THE HEART".

In this new book, you can discover the secrets to creating a productive and personally satisfying professional practice as expounded by Dr. Sid E. Williams, one of the most iconic leader of our profession for over 60 years.  The book displays the formulas that enabled Dr. Sid to become a prosperous professional, and to be successful in every endeavor that he was involved with. The book contains his advise on organizational skills and attitudes that continue to transform the lives of professional men and women to higher levels of success in the United States and throughout the world.

The articles in this book first appeared as Lyceum editorials from 1993 to 2000 and describe the unique methodology used by Dr. Williams in revolutionizing and defending the chiropractic profession throughout his life. It describes the elements that guide his philosophy as taught in his Dynamic Essentials Seminars since their inception in 1964. This book helps you to learn that success begins in your own heart and that growing your business and improving your life can occur simultaneously. Everyone in your office will perform at a higher level of patient empathy, and work towards their own level of peak performance by internalizing the principles described and explained by Dr. Sid.

To order your copy, send a check for $20 to Jean Riley at Life Foundation, 1950 Old Concord Road, SE, Smyrna, GA. 30080-1121, or you may order by calling Life Foundation at 770-438-9577.


Swine Flu Vaccine Should Not Be Given to Children in Schools

The above is the headline from a July 22, 2009 release from the National Vaccine Information Center, (NVIC). Along with this article is a video by Barbra Loe Fisher, founder and president of the non-profit NVIC, an organization designed to provide information of vaccinations to the general public.

The video and accompanying article question the safety of the vaccination based upon very limited testing. Ms. Loe Fisher also notes that since a national public health emergency was declared by officials in the U.S. Departments of Health and Homeland Security, back in April, "..drug companies, health officials and anyone who gives experimental vaccines to Americans during a declared public health emergency, (are) protected from liability if people get hurt."

In the video, Ms. Loe Fisher calls for more proof, "The National Vaccine Information Center has been a vaccine safety watchdog since 1982. We are questioning the need to turn schools into medical clinics this fall where swine flu vaccines being rushed to market will be given to children first. We are calling on the Obama Administration and state Governors to provide solid evidence to parents that it is necessary to give children experimental swine flu vaccines in schools."  The original NVIC article and video can be seen here (


The Good, the Bad, and the Subluxated! - AKA - Chiropractic in the News

The world wide web is full of articles that are of interest to us as chiropractors. Not all of these stories are good, and many of them I do not agree with. However, you should be aware of them. To see the actual articles, please click on the headline links below.


NYK Upcoming Seminars and Shows

We would like to thank the many associations, organizations and groups that have us speaking on their programs. Dates permitting, we would love to participate at your Association or Society convention as well. If you are interested in having us at your program, please contact us at either or call us at 1-800-695-8937. Below is a list of programs and speaking engagements we have scheduled in the near future.



Now You Know Internet Educational Services

First and Foremost, We Are a Service:  Since we are chiropractors we understand the concept of "service".  We make every aspect of our service user friendly.  You do not have to have a computer degree to get the most out of your NYK service.  In addition, we are so confident that you will be satisfied with our service that we do something that others do not.  NO CONTRACTS!  You simply subscribe to our service and pay by the quarter. We have to continually earn your business.

NYK ADJUSTable Websites: The NYK website service combines technology with the best education available. Some of the features you get with a NYK website include:

  • ADJUSTable website so you change the theme of your website instantly any time you want.
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  • Search Engine Optimization so that others can easily find your site. You can also add your own key words and searchable phrases unique for your practice.
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Now You Know "Real News" eNewsletter Service: The NYK Real News email newsletter service is really two services in one:

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Echiropractic: We push technology to the limit with online chiropractic pamphlets, cards, and office letters for your unlimited use.

  • Send unlimited Ecards:  You can send Echiropractic messages either individual or by bulk emails, directly to a single patient or your entire list!.  
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Chiropractic Depot:  Why pay for a website when you can also have your website start paying you?  Chiropractic Depot brings education and income together on your website.

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