So – if this is new to you – here is a simple lesson that will cement your views about the negative value of insurers in U.S. health reform.
Hard knocks for integrative care advocates: insurers are not aligned
First, context. Many of us have a belief that whole person, natural therapeutics would cost less and have beneficial effects on systems economics. Holistic, integrative and naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists and others readily speak of patients getting off drugs or not needing pharma and thus avoiding significant adverse effects. Other patients forego costly tests, procedures and surgeries. Imparting self-care principles reasonably might contribute to long-term cost reductions. Won’t an empowered patient be less likely to need a doctor, or run to the ER?
- Posted by doghaus
- On March 7, 2015
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