Access to Care
Access to Preventive Services – The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that Medicare cover preventive services without patient cost-sharing culminated years of advocacy. Jud worked with members of Congress, public health and medical professionals, and patient advocates to help seniors not only live longer, but also improve their quality of life.
Access to All Types of Health Care Providers – As CEO of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Jud advocated for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s provider non-discrimination provision. That provision prohibits discrimination by health insurers against licensed health care professionals. He coordinated state naturopathic medicine associations’ efforts to assure proper implementation of the provision at the state level. He also developed seminal documents and reports used by health professionals around the country to give patients access to the health care provider types who best meet their health care needs.