This is a great topic for discussion because a lot of people just assume that any health care insurance policy will cover chiropractic services in addition to general physician care services. Well, the short answer is maybe, so let’s investigate this closer for more definite answers.
Technically, chiropractic is considered an alternative form of medicine, like acupuncture. In the not too distant past, health care providers considered chiropractic to be more unorthodox and didn’t cover it in their plans. Nowadays, however, most major healthcare providers follow a new set of rules and will cover basic chiropractic care.
“Chiropractic care is included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some Medicaid plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield plans for federal employees, among others,” said the American Chiropractic Association in a recent statement. “Chiropractic care is also available to active-duty members of the armed forces at more than 60 military bases and is available to veterans at 36 major veterans’ medical facilities.”