Since the debate over affordable health care coverage seems never ending, it’s important to remember the benefits of insurance coverage for alternative health care.
One option is coverage for alternative health care from chiropractors, acupuncturists and other practitioners. Also, some insurance plans are covering the costs of supplements, such as herbals and nutritional products. In addition, some plans could allow participants to purchase supplements with money from health savings accounts.
This is great news for people who have already found relief from chronic or bothersome conditions through alternative health care practitioners and supplements. And for those that haven’t looked beyond traditional medicine, this could open their lives and minds to highly effective alternative care. It would be wise to ask employers about these options, as that would send a message to insurance companies that alternative health care could be one step toward healing what ails U.S. medicine. According to smartmoney.com, about 75 percent of U.S. adults have tried some sort of alternative care.
We can also encourage our local, state and national representatives to consider the benefits of alternative health care. At the very least, it would be nice to hear more discussion about the options as legislators offer their solutions for the country’s medical woes. As the rates of diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions keep climbing, we must make it clear that alternative medicine might not only decrease the costs of health-care coverage, but might also help create a more healthful society.