Oregon's naturopathic physicians have gone to Gov. John Kitzhaber for help, saying they and their patients' preferred form of care are being excluded from state health reforms.
On Tuesday afternoon, more than 2,000 names of people who signed onto an online petition
were delivered to Gov. John Kitzhaber's top health aide, Mike Bonetto.
An accompanying letter said that new provider networks set up to manage
spending under the Oregon Health Plan, known as coordinated care
organizations, are refusing to approve naturopathic doctors.