Think Tank Objects to Taxpayer Funding for Therapeutic Touch, other Alternative Medicine Therapies

September 28, 2009

Health-care reform should prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to cover non-evidence-based medicine, says CFI report

(Washington, D.C.) --The Center for Inquiry’s Office of Public Policy (OPP), a group that lobbies for sound science in government policy, today released a report titled A Fracture in our Health Care: Paying for Non-Evidence Based Medicine (PDF) . The report is highly critical of an effort underway to amend current health care reform legislation with provisions allowing taxpayer dollars to support unsubstantiated “alternative” medical treatments.

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