In Australia you can get private medical insurance cover which entitles you to claim on alternate therapies such as myotherapy, reflexology, kinesiology, Chinese & Western herbalism, exercise physiology, shiatsu, aromatherapy, homeopathy, Bowen therapy & Alexander technique. The cover is not the same and it is in the "extras" category.
The insurance companies saw dollar signs in alternative health - mainly because so many in Australia do it. Many practitioners in the mainstream medical profession confess conventional medicine doesn't have all the answers, in fact it has very few. As such there are many who practice alternative in conjunction with mainstream. That rocks!
It appears only hospital and medical cover is seen as normal. Dental is in our 'extras" coverage which I find ridiculous and of course it is ridiculous. But Insurance Companies are set up to make profits not to help people. Don't ever think it's any different.
A solution is to not expect cover and to stay healthy with a good lifestyle - food, exercise and meditation. Additionally learn an alternative skill like shiatsu for example and have a swap thing going on. Always handy.
The mainstream medical profession is unfortunately lacking integrity. As Curiad mentioned: doctors need to take their hands out of the pharmaceutical companies pockets and get back to the first rule of medicine "do no harm." The large percentage of deaths now being caused by medications shows the "do no harm" principal has gone out the window. And considering you can get vaccinations at Walmart with a McDonalds coupon speaks volumes on the degradation of the medical industry. It's no longer a profession, it's an industry.
I've come to the conclusion also, that to change this industry, you have to stop relying on it.