Alberta To Revive Controversial Chiropractic Treatment Subsidies for Seniors
Chiropractic treatments for seniors in Alberta will be subsidized beginning in July, the provincial government announced Wednesday.
Health minister Fred Horne said the government had budgeted $7-million to give elderly citizens access to the controversial treatments; those registered with the provincial health benefit plan will receive $25 per treatment, up to $200 per year.
The Alberta government de-listed the service in 2008 amid a worsening fiscal health care squeeze. Manitoba is the only other province to offer widely available coverage for chiropractic treatment.