A Model Letter to a Health Insurance Company
Homeopaths often receive complaints from patients that their private health insurance does not cover homeopathy. Next time you get one, suggest to the patient that they write their insurer about it! With enough public pressure, insurance companies will see the light; they are already beginning to. Here is a sample letter, used in the offices of Board Members Rudi Verspoor and Patty Smith, that they have photocopied and made available for their patients whose insurance companies are more discriminatory. Feel free to copy and share this! (For a text version, please click here.)
(Name of Company or Representative)
Dear _______ :
I am writing to request that your company provide coverage/increase its current coverage for health services provided by homeopathic physicians.
I/my family/my spouse/my child(ren) has/have been treated by a local homeopath and have seen substantial/ improvement/complete removal of the condition I/he/she/they were suffering from.
The condition involved was _______________________________________.
Thanks to this homeopathic treatment, our drug bills and visits to allopathic physicians have been reduced significantly/eliminated. Previous treatment by the traditional medical system was unsuccessful at removing the condition and only provided symptomatic relief at best.
I believe that my choice of seeking homeopathic treatment should be fully recognised by your company. It represents a significant saving in health costs that would otherwise have continued to be charged to my plan in terms of ongoing drugs and allopathic physician visits. Homeopathic treatment will mean lower costs to all concerned and a higher level of overall health to my family.
Homeopathy is a valid system of medicine worldwide. It is legally practised in Ontario and is used by the British and Dutch Royal Families, as well as millions of others. Homeopathy addresses the root cause of illness rather than just treating the symptoms. It is highly effective in acute as well as chronic illnesses.
My homeopath is a registered member of NUPATH (National United Professional Association of Trained Homeopaths), which has specific standards for practice and a code of ethics for members. Your company should provide reimbursement for all visits to such homeopathic physicians.
I look forward to your reply to my request.