Alternative Medicine and Health Insurance Coverage

ALY KELLER | January 3, 2019

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Have you ever been to a chiropractor or acupuncturist? If so, you’re not alone! Almost 40% of American adults use a form of alternative medicine during the year. While many health insurers will help pay for some alternative care, they don’t provide as much coverage as with traditional medicine. Here’s what you need to know. Alternative medicine is any non-conventional healthcare practice that is used in place of traditional, Western medicine. When one of these practices is used alongside conventional medical treatment, it is considered complementary medicine.

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