With the re-election of President Obama, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare, will continue to roll out. In the trenches, holistic practitioners are struggling to understand exactly how the reform plan will affect them. Some are optimistic about greater inclusion of holistic modalities; others see trouble ahead.
Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke spent the last 3 years creating "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," the most thorough and engaging healthcare documentary yet produced.
Holistic Primary Care caught up with Mr. Heineman, on the eve of Escape Fire's 12-city theatrical release, and prior to a pecial screening for attendees at HPC's 2012 Heal Thy Practice conference.
The Bravewell Collaborative, the nation’s leading philanthropic organization supporting integrative medicine, gathered in New York to honor Dr. Mimi Guarneri, MD, director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, and to celebrate the evolution of holistic medicine over the last 10 years.
At a time when so much seems wrong with health care and with the world at large, the Bravewell gathering was a reminder of what can happen when people of goodwill come together, pool their brains and resources and take on major problems.