I'm told that for any petition with over 25,000 signers, the White House promises to give an official response. So we've met that hurdle. Would it be cool if naturopathic medicine were covered in the mandated insurance scheme to come? I'm not sure, but that's the direction we're headed in. I've been contemplating advertising myself as a medical advisor who is NOT biased by what is reimbursable by insurance. After reading recently that at least 9/10 of the lesions removed as supposed melanomas are NOT melanomas, my cynicism has increased a notch. Insurance encourages doctors to do what is covered, and discourages them from doing what is not covered. Too bad insurance rarely covers what is actually needed. As I have, and will continue to say: Insurance is not healthcare. The inclusion of naturopaths in insurance is a double-edged sword.