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Healthcare provision seeks to embrace prayer treatments

Los Angeles Times, November 3, 2009

Backed by some of the most powerful members of the Senate, a little-noticed provision in the healthcare overhaul bill would require insurers to consider covering Christian Science prayer treatments as medical expenses. The measure would put Christian Science prayer treatments on the same footing as clinical medicine. While not mentioning the church by name, it would prohibit discrimination against "religious and spiritual healthcare."