Federico Manzo

Disgusted by the Changes in Health Insurance Coverage

Posted by: Jack Russell on: January 19, 2013

I am very fortunate that the health insurance that I have will actually cover my chiropractor in San Rafael, CA. I have heard so many horror stories of the changes in the health insurance and health care industry that have left many people unable to get the care that they need.

I thought that since the changes were going through that I would not be able to continue the treatment that has been making such a big difference in how I feel. I was in a bad car accident about four years ago and have not been quite right ever since. I feel rather well if I continue to keep up with my chiropractic appointments, but as soon as I miss one, I can tell.

I was talking with a group of people in the waiting room at the office and they were telling me how they have to pay for their chiropractic care out of their own pocket now. They said how the insurance used to cover the cost with the exception of the copay and that now they have to foot the entire bill. I could not believe that they were able to pay that much each week. I completely understood why they would choose to pay that much money, but did not understand how a health insurance company could require them to.

I do not like the way that things are changing. Sure, things are better for some people in some aspects, but for others it is just terrible. I am very lucky that my insurer still covers the treatments that make such a big difference in my quality of life and think that I would be in serious trouble if they decide to quit covering the cost. I could not pay for treatment three times a week each week for the rest of my life.