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How can the Affordable Care Act cover chiropractic care?

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Chiropractic care: Most states cover this type of care, but check with yours to make sure. In some states, your insurance must pay for a chiropractic doctor who provides medical services that are essential health benefits.

SOURCES:

Health Affairs/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: "Essential Health Benefits."

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: "Essential Health Benefits: 50 State Variations on a Theme."

Kaiser Family Foundation: "Obamacare Insurance Won’t Cover Weight-Loss Surgery In Many States" and "Health Law Boosts Status Of Alternative Medicine -- At Least On Paper."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Cosmetic Procedures."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Dentistry."

National Conference of State Legislatures: "State Health Insurance Mandates and the ACA Essential Benefits Provisions" and "Health Reform and Abortion Coverage in the Insurance Exchanges."

The Vision Council: "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Vision Community."

Boninger, J. , June 2012. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

California Chiropractic Association: "Chiropractic and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Covered California."

Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation: "Michigan's Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan."

California Health Report: "Acupuncturists expect surge in patients under Obamacare."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XII."

American Brain Tumor Association: "The Affordable Care Act – Your Questions Answered."

CNN: "Obama drops long-term health care program."

The White House: "Substance Abuse and the Affordable Care Act."

HealthCare.gov: "What are my breastfeeding benefits?"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Affordable Care Act Expands Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits and Federal Parity Protections for 62 Million Americans."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on October 22, 2018

SOURCES:

Health Affairs/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: "Essential Health Benefits."

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: "Essential Health Benefits: 50 State Variations on a Theme."

Kaiser Family Foundation: "Obamacare Insurance Won’t Cover Weight-Loss Surgery In Many States" and "Health Law Boosts Status Of Alternative Medicine -- At Least On Paper."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Cosmetic Procedures."

American Dental Association: "Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Dentistry."

National Conference of State Legislatures: "State Health Insurance Mandates and the ACA Essential Benefits Provisions" and "Health Reform and Abortion Coverage in the Insurance Exchanges."

The Vision Council: "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Vision Community."

Boninger, J. , June 2012. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

California Chiropractic Association: "Chiropractic and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Covered California."

Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation: "Michigan's Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan."

California Health Report: "Acupuncturists expect surge in patients under Obamacare."

U.S. Department of Labor: "FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part XII."

American Brain Tumor Association: "The Affordable Care Act – Your Questions Answered."

CNN: "Obama drops long-term health care program."

The White House: "Substance Abuse and the Affordable Care Act."

HealthCare.gov: "What are my breastfeeding benefits?"

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Affordable Care Act Expands Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits and Federal Parity Protections for 62 Million Americans."

Reviewed by Sarah Goodell on October 22, 2018

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