Friday, June 11, 2010

Chiropractors in VA's

The U.S. House just passed H.R. 107 called the "Chiropractic Care Availability to All Veteran Act". It received little if any media coverage and most lay people don't know about it. Currently the VA system has 28 chiropractors practicing at 36 VA's. By the end of 2013 all 153 VAMC would have chiropractors. The CBO estimated the VA would require additional 41 chiropractors by 2014. Based on an average cost per chiropractor of $115,000 in 2010 and adjusting for inflation it would cost approximately $13 million by 2014. They would provide "periodic and preventative chiropractic service." There is no data that supports the use of this as providing any value or help to people at all. The failed theory of chiropractic of subluxation is just that a failed theory, but they don't tell you that. Most chiropractor continue touting it as they are true believers and true belief always trumps evidence. So now woo is substantially supported by the government that has been hoodwinked. As usual if CAM cannot get their way in the science journals and books they will get their way by law. It will be up to you and I to pay for magic!
Peace Skeptical DoDo

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