Indiana Law Journal

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2015

Publication Citation

90 Indiana Law Journal 879 (2015)


Part I of this Note outlines a variety of medical techniques that are considered to be complementary and alternative practices, and it presents evidence of CAM’s growing influence in the United States. Part I also provides a concise summary of some of the most important features of the ACA. Part II analyzes the potential impact of the ACA on CAM. Part II focuses first on those provisions of the ACA that are believed to be supportive of CAM; however, Part II then proposes potential counterarguments ignored or overlooked by those who believe that the ACA will favorably impact CAM. Part III outlines the importance of advocacy in this battle between competing interpretations of the ACA and ultimately suggests that the ACA should be interpreted and enforced in a manner that takes both understandings into consideration. (introduction)