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Chiropractors Defaulted on Student Loans “In Droves”

Posted in Chiropractic College Debt, Economy, Higher Education, Student Debt, Student Loan Default, Student Loans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by debtprisoner

The  chiropractic industry counted a win after it successfully lobbied for  inclusion in a federal student loan program for those studying  health-related professions. Decades later, though, significant numbers  of chiropractors have defaulted on their loans, leaving Uncle Sam to  make up the difference.

Fifty-three percent of  healthcare providers barred from receiving Medicare and Medicaid  reimbursements from patients because they defaulted on Health Education  Assistance Loans (HEAL) are chiropractors, according to an analysis of  the Department of Health and Human Services’ exclusion list.

The data shows people well into middle age–even in their 60s–saddled with debt, sometimes as much as $500,000, from the four years of graduate chiropractic school.

Link (via Sunshine Foundation Reporting Group)

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Don’t become a chiropractor unless you like STUDENT LOAN DEBT you can’t repay — and lots and lots of it. You have been warned.

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Student Loans For Chiropractic College? See What The Future Looks Like First

Posted in Chiropractic College Debt, Higher Education, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , , on March 16, 2009 by debtprisoner

Greg Stanley, the president of Whitehall Management, a leading chiropractic management consulting company, recently published an essay in Dynamic Chiropractic called “The Sustainability of Chiropractic”.

No big surprise, folks… the outlook for Chiropractic as a career choice looks HORRIBLE.

CLICK HERE TO READ “THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CHIROPRACTIC”

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How Much Does Chiropractic College REALLY Cost?

Posted in Chiropractic College Debt, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , on March 16, 2009 by debtprisoner

Question: How much does it REALLY cost to become a chiropractor?

The answer might surprise you… click HERE for the real story.

Question: And how much can you REALLY earn as a chiropractor?

The numbers are truly depressing. Click HERE if you really want to know the truth.

So if you’re thinking about TAKING OUT STUDENT LOANS to go to chiropractic college, better think TWICE!

Chiropractor: Most Overrated Career

Posted in Chiropractic College Debt, Media Appearances, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , on March 16, 2009 by debtprisoner

“Chiropractor” has been voted Most Overrated Career by U.S. News & World Report magazine for 2007:

(Click HERE to read the magazine story)

Some chiropractors think their discipline can cure everything from headaches to sciatica, asthma to premenstrual syndrome. But the Federal Trade Commission only allows chiropractors to claim they can treat low back pain. And even so, research shows that mainstream treatments for lower back pain are equally effective. Many chiropractors also devote considerable time to marketing–in part to pay back the cost of chiropractic school, usually over $100,000.

Chiropractic College Student Debt – Must Read Links

Posted in Chiropractic College Debt, Student Debt, Student Loans with tags , , on March 16, 2009 by debtprisoner

Anyone considering a career in chiropractic should read the following BEFORE signing up for student loans: