Posted on 08-01-2013
CHIROPRACTIC IS COST EFFECTIVE HEALTH CARE
According to a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in December 2010 that analyzed data from 85,000 Blue Cross / Blue Shield beneficiaries over a 2-year span, low back pain treatment initiated with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) saved 40% on health care costs when compared with care initiated through a Medical Doctor (MD). The study population had open access to MDs and DCs through self-referral, and there were no limits applied to the number of MD/DC visits allowed and no differences in co-pays. Researchers estimated that allowing DC-initiated episodes of care would have led to an annual cost savings of $2.3 million. It's time to write our Senators and Congressmen both nationally and state and demand Chiropractic inclusion in all facets of healthcare...including the upcoming Obamacare. Many of you don't know this but as of right now Chiropractic is NOT included in the state exchanges. Get on those phones and call you representatives up! Remember the whole purpose of this legislation is COST SAVINGS and Chiropractic is ideally suited to help!
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