“Chiropractic is health insurance. Premiums small. Dividends large.”

You won’t go a day without reading or hearing something in the news about the nations healthcare dilemma. Who’s going to foot the bill? Who will be covered? Is it an inalienable right? Is it a privilege? And on, and on. Well, I’m not about to get in on the argument on who’s right or wrong. I did, however, want to shed some light on the top 3 reasons why I believe chiropractic is your best choice for health insurance.

Reason #1: It’s Not Sickcare

Do you realize that the United States spends more on health care costs than any other nation in the entire world? And not just by a little either. Per capita, we spend $8500 per person per year on healthcare! That’s nearly twice as much as the second costliest nation, the United Kingdom. To add insult to injury, according to the World Health Organization, do you want to guess where the U.S. stands in overall health in the world? Please, try to guess. We’re ranked 37th. That puts us behind countries like Saudi Arabia, Colombia, and Slovenia (had to brush up on my geography for that one). You would assume that since we spend so much, we would also be the healthiest, correct? Therefore, the only conclusion I can draw is that what we call “healthcare”, is truly “sickcare”. It’s a sad fact, but little is being done to actually prevent sickness and disease in this nation. The reasoning behind it is obvious, and I hate to say it, but there’s just not a lot of profit to be had in prevention and there never will be comparatively.

Inversely chiropractic is founded on principles of health and wellness. Our number one priority is the removal of vertebral subluxations, to restore the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery. Prevention is and will always be the most efficacious approach to keeping costs down. Sure, it’s the path less taken. Has been for over 100 years, but guess what? People under chiropractic care, get well.  That leads me to my second reason.

 

Reason #2: People Get Well, and Stay Well

You won’t find it on my site, but have you ever seen the charts with all the conditions that have responded well to chiropractic care before? (Click the image below)

Conditions

Charts like that are littered all throughout the chiropractic community. That’s a pretty substantial claim that ALL of those conditions have responded well to care, don’t you agree? Had you asked me 5 years ago, I would have been right there with you holding my torch and pitchfork. The reality is this, they all do respond and oftentimes, much better than any medical approach. Research has been done time and time again and the results are conclusive. Ask any chiropractor for the data, they’ll be more than happy to share. More than that, are the millions of “believers” that have been under care that will attest to its validity. Grab your popcorn and go to YouTube and search “Upper Cervical Chiropractic”. There you will find countless testimonials filled with gratitude, proclaiming that chiropractic literally gave them their life back. It’s a beautiful thing.

Reason #3: Chiropractic Is Proactive, Not Reactive

Ever find yourself crossing your fingers, hoping and praying something will turn out all right? That’s what having health insurance is like. You recklessly go through life, not watching what you eat, not exercising, and in the end, hoping and praying you don’t keel over with a heart attack. It’s like your “get out of jail free” card that you can wave anytime some illness finally catches up with you and all of a sudden, it’s the doctor’s problem to “fix you”.

This may not describe you, and obviously this article is not all inclusive, so don’t get all bent out of shape and send me hate mail. I’m simply saying that most health insurance is not designed to keep you healthy and we tend to forget that.  In fact, most people have no clue what coverage they do have. More than once I’ve witnessed someone yelling in a doctor’s office because their service wasn’t covered. I see them red in the face, because they assume everything falls under a magical umbrella because they just ponied out $650 that month to cover their family.

You might think I’m wrong about your health insurance provider having your best interest in mind, but did you know that even Medicare discourages prevention? In the Medicare guidelines regarding chiropractic services, you will find the following paragraph:

“Chiropractic maintenance therapy is not considered to be medically reasonable or necessary under the Medicare program, and is therefore not payable. Maintenance therapy is defined as a treatment plan that seeks to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong and enhance the quality of life; or therapy that is performed to maintain or prevent deterioration of a chronic condition. When further clinical improvement cannot reasonably be expected from continuous ongoing care, and the chiropractic treatment becomes supportive rather than corrective in nature, the treatment is then considered maintenance therapy.”

Pretty sad, don’t you think?

If you get anything from this, I want you to reevaluate your decision to visit a chiropractor (and not just for low back pain). With regularly scheduled visits you’ll reap all the benefits that an uninterrupted nervous system has to offer which will allow you to focus on what matters to you in life, like your golf game.

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By | 2017-01-17T00:54:22-04:00 July 10th, 2013|Health|1 Comment

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  1. Jason Alder July 11, 2013 at 3:32 am

    Great article and advice. I heard once that going to a chiropractor just for pain is like going to church just for the juice and crackers. Chiropractors offer so much more information and help for your health then just getting out of pain. Insurance companies are just that, companies. Their primary objective is not to give health service but to give to their shareholders. Let’s be smart consumers and make conscience decisions when it comes to our health.

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