Ki Chiropractic, PLLC
I heartily endorse this proposed coverage of acupuncture for chronic low back pain. This should be only a first step in covering acupuncture, as it is effective for many other health problems as well. I often refer patients for acupuncture care, and as licensed health care providers in Washington state, these patients should be able to avail themselves of their treatment of choice even if they are unable to pay out-of-pocket. Research shows that acupuncture is more effective than conventional care, so the addition of acupuncture coverage could, in the long run, reduce costs to taxpayers.