Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Cost Billions

By: Loolwa Khazzoom, Founder, Dancing with Pain

July 30th, 2009 • Living with Chronic PainPrint Print

Apparently I’m not the only one who could have bought a house with the money I have had to spend on uninsured complementary and alternative medicine — the only health care that works for my chronic pain condition. According to a recent article by the National Institute of Health, Americans spend 33.9 billion out of pocket expenses for CAM treatment. I look forward to the day that complementary and alternative medicine is covered by health insurance, especially because I’m spending $600 a month for it, and it basically provides me diddly.



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