Ok, I’m understanding the issue better. In the USA, afaik, most alternative practices are not generally paid for by insurance companies, with the exception of some extraordinarily cheap things like chiropractic vs back surgery for example.
But I didn’t know that in GB both alternative hospitals AND homeopathic … remedies … are paid for.
That’s a problem.
It also sounds like this the sugar pills aren’t even the main cost to the NHS but rather the homeopathic hospitals…. something I don’t think we even HAVE in the USA. I suspect they’d be called ‘health spas” here… and I don’t _think_ health spas are generally paid for by insurance. I could be wrong though and welcome correction.
“The result of the consultation would affect GP prescribing, but not homeopathic hospitals which account for the bulk of the NHS money spent on homeopathy.
Estimates suggest GP prescriptions account for about £110,000 per year. “