Patients Look to Chiropractic As Meningitis Outbreak SpreadsHow will the new healthcare law affect chiropractic? Will it expand coverage of chiropractic services or cause more headaches for patients seeking alternative care?

Answers to those questions depend largely on where you live. In an article from The Washington Post, health-policy writer Sarah Kliff describes how individual states have the power to decide what constitutes “essential care.” As a result, she writes,

“When all Americans are required to purchase health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty, they will find that the plans reflect the social and political priorities of wherever they live.”

For instance, while Michigan legislators would cover chiropractic and California officials would include acupuncture, Oregon regulators would not include either in their definition of essential care.

A recent interview from health-policy experts at the American Chiropractic Association outlines specifically how the Affordable Care Act will affect the chiropractic profession.

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3 Responses to Will Chiropractic Be Covered Under Obamacare?

  1. Anonymous says:

    crooked people in Oregon!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    loggers throw out their backs and need chiro's

  3. Although I am disappointed that the State of California did not see it’s way clear to include Chiropractic in it’s essential services package,I am convinced after some thought,that this may very well become a blessing in disguise for our patients.
    When I look at the co-pays and deductibles under Obamacare in Calif, I’m pretty sure my insured and uninsured patients will see that now paying me a few dollars more in cash for the services they have come to rely upon to keep going for many years makes more sense than using their “new and better” insurance and finding a new doctor.
    And OBTW,they won’t have to wait many weeks to get an appointment–I see patients in trouble on the same day–have for decades.
    Dr. M.

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