NOPAIN Act – Allowing Greater Access To Non-Opiod Pain Management Systems – Must Pass In Next Two Months, Or It “Dies,” Must Be Re-Introduced

Grassroots Alert: NOPAIN ACT

Reach out to your representatives today and urge them to support this bill.

The Non-Opioids Prevent Addiction in the Nation Act (“NOPAINACT), S. 586/H.R. 3259 continues to attract bipartisan support and interest, with cosponsors currently numbering 50 in the Senate and 115 in the House.

As you may recall, the bill is designed to increase utilization of non-opioid pain management systems. And, of interest to the massage therapy community, the bill also requires a report to Congress on limitations, gaps and barriers to access, or deficits in Medicare coverage for services supported by the HHS Pain Management Task Force, which includes massage therapy.

If the bill is not approved in the ‘lame duck’ session of Congress, i.e., the time when Congress returns to DC after the mid-term elections and runs until Congress adjourns in mid-December, the bill effectively ‘dies’ and must be reintroduced next year, effectively starting the process all over again.

We encourage the massage therapy community to reach out to your Senators and House Members if they have not already cosponsored the bill, asking them to do so. If your Members in the Senate and House have already lent their support, please thank them, and ask them to use their influence to pass this commonsense bill before Congress adjourns.

Click the link to send a letter to your Congress-people

Click this link to learn more about massage therapy as an adjunct to conventional care in the management of pain. 

Banner Image: Massage Therapy for pain management. Image Credit – Toa Heftiba

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3 Comments

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    SENSIBLE

  • Magnificent Zero Magnificent Zero says:

    Something has to be done about the heroin. It is having a horrible effect on young people.

    If this is one way of helping people not to even start with that, I’m all for it. I know some people started using because they were in pain and got meds from a pain management doctor. Actually a doctor that writes out prescriptions and then gets you hooked.

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