health

Protect health freedom at the state level - help pass the Wisconsin Consumer Choice and Wellness Act

Thursday, January 05, 2012 by: Tara Green
Tags: health freedom, Wisconsin, consumer choice

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
(NaturalNews) Advocates of health freedom are fighting a battle in many states across the US to ensure that holistic health care providers can continue to practice. This will provide people with an alternative to drugs, surgery and radiation which mainstream medicine wants you to see as your only option. One such battle is currently taking place in Wisconsin where activists are working to generate public and legislative attention to a grassroots bill, the Consumer Choice and Wellness Act. The clock is ticking on this issue -- the bill must pass by April 2012 or it dies.

Consumer health rights at risk

Alternative health practitioners in Wisconsin now offer their services in a precarious situation, relying on the goodwill of local authorities rather than enjoying fully legal status. By offering any type of healing services, these healers run the risk of prosecution for practicing medicine without a license. In some areas of the state, consumers cannot find alternative health practitioners because the hostile stance of local law enforcement forces these healers to operate under the radar.

Proposed new bill will protect alternative health

The proposed Consumer Choice and Wellness Act will create a framework for the peaceful co-existence of modern medicine and natural alternative modalities. Practitioners such as herbalists, nutritional counselors, body workers, homeopaths, native healers and those who offer other wellness solutions will be able to operate in the open without fear that lack of awareness on the part of local law enforcement will put them on trial.

While protecting consumer freedom to choose alternative health care, the new bill still provides for some limits. It defines "prohibited acts" which require a license such as prescribing pharmaceuticals. The bill also mandates disclosures on the part of healers in order to protect against unsafe practices. The bill was drafted by Diane Miller, a Minnesota attorney, the Legal and Public Policy Director of the National Health Freedom Coalition (NHFC) and its sister organization, the National Health Freedom Action (NHFA). The bill has been introduced in the Senate Health Committee, sponsored by Senators Molton, Lasee, Gallaway and Grothman, with co-sponsorship from Representatives Ripp, Williams, Van Roy and Rivard.

The Wisconsin Consumer Choice and Wellness Act is modeled after similar legislation which has successfully passed in other states such as Minnesota, California, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Louisiana. Other countries, including Canada, already have in place laws which, like the proposed WI bill, limit some specific actions only to physicians and nurses, yet still permit for the practice of alternative healing.

Mainstream nutrition, brought to you by Coca Cola

Part of the urgency for the Wisconsin bill stems from the fact that efforts have been made to limit the freedom of health care practitioners in that state. Another proposed piece of legislation, the Dieticians Licensing Bill, seeks to outlaw alternative therapies, limiting nutritional counseling only to Licensed Registered Dietitians. The American Dietetic Association seeks to establish sole claim to the field of nutrition, ignoring the expertise of those who have studied nutrition outside of an allied health profession university program. The American Dietetic Association has corporate sponsors such as the Coca Cola Company, Pepsi and Mars Candy -- giving it a larger war chest to fight alternative health care, but also making its definition of nutrition somewhat questionable.

What you can do

Steve Lankford, President of Wisconsin for Choice in Wellness, points out that support is needed from Wisconsin residents to help pass the Consumer Choice and Wellness Act. "The most important thing a Wisconsin citizen can do is contact their state senator and tell them that they support Wis. Senate Bill SB-280." Those who live in other states can help by forwarding a link to this article to friends or relatives in Wisconsin, alerting them to the need to protect their right to choose health care beyond the narrow confines of what the American Dietetic Association, and other mainstream health care organizations deem acceptable.

Sources:

http://www.nationalhealthfreedom.org/

http://www.wihfc.com/

http://www.healthquestpodcast.com/008diane-miller-discusses-the-wis-consumer-choice-and-wellness-act/

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.


Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...



GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Podcasts
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

Flu shot kills 19-year-old, but vaccine industry still has total immunity against lawsuits
Here's a nutty fact: Eating more tree nuts lowers the risk of all-cause death by up to 20 percent
Six important facts you're not being told about lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now clearly a government cover-up: All evidence contradicts official story
10 other companies that use the same Subway yoga mat chemical in their buns
BLM fracking racket exposed! Armed siege and cattle theft from Bundy ranch really about fracking leases
High-dose vitamin C injections shown to annihilate cancer
U.S. treating meat with ammonia, bleach and antibiotics to kill the '24-hour sickness'
USDA to allow U.S. to be overrun with contaminated chicken from China
Vaccine fraud exposed: Measles and mumps making a huge comeback because vaccines are designed to fail, say Merck virologists
Battle for humanity nearly lost: global food supply deliberately engineered to end life, not nourish it
Diet soda, aspartame linked to premature deaths in women

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...

 

Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...

 

Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com



Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
GMOs
Quackwatch
Vaccines
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.