One year since the demise of national health care reform and the Republican victory, problems in the medical care system appear to be simmering on the back burner. Yet, the American public's interest in natural healing continues to grow. What's really going on in the nation's capital and the other power centers? Are there opportunities for naturopaths in the wake of the latest political and economic shifts? What are the most vital political, legal, regulatory and bureaucratic developments that directly impact naturopathic medicine? How can naturopathic physicians play an increasingly influential role in American health care: This presentation will address these questions review the latest information and consider options for both the immediate and long-term future of naturopathic medicine and natural health care.