John's Inquiring Question
John questioned whether or not the state of Maine was investigating or planning any pilot programs that help reduce medical costs? He referenced the study above, explaining that through cost and benefit analysis, traditional acupuncture has been shown to lower healthcare costs. Currently State of Maine employees are eligible for these services. However, if Maine is looking for widespread cost savings, why not make it more widely accessible to all?
Congresswoman Pingree gave a very positive response and agreed with the benefits of acupuncture. She has personally seen results and the effectiveness of acupuncture with others. For a detailed answer however, she redirected the question to her daughter Hannah Pingree, Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. We are in the process of following up with Hannah and will keep you updated.