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United States

In the U.S., most states require insurers to cover chiropractic care, and most HMOs cover these services.[1] The Federal Government also covers chiropractic services under both MediCare and CHAMPUS (for servicemen/women).

Canada

In Canada, there is lack of coverage under the universal public health insurance system.[2]

Australia

In Australia, most private health insurance funds cover chiropractic care, and the federal government funds chiropractic care when the patient is referred by a medical practitioner.[3]

References

  1. Kemper KJ, Vohra S, Walls R; Task Force on Complementary and Alternative Medicine; the Provisional Section on Complementary, Holistic, and Integrative Medicine (2008). "The use of complementary and alternative medicine in pediatrics". Pediatrics 122 (6): 1374–86. doi:10.1542/peds.2008-2173. PMID 19047261. 
  2. Garner MJ, Birmingham M, Aker P (2008). "Developing integrative primary healthcare delivery: adding a chiropractor to the team". Explore (NY) 4 (1): 18–24. doi:10.1016/j.explore.2007.10.003. PMID 18194787. 
  3. Xue CC, Zhang AL, Lin V, Myers R, Polus B, Story DF (2008). "Acupuncture, chiropractic and osteopathy use in Australia: a national population survey". BMC Public Health 8: 105. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-105. PMID 18377663. PMC 2322980. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/8/105.