Advocates Say Insurance Companies Finding Subtle Ways To Legally Limit Mental Health Treatment
Although recent laws have been passed to bar insurance companies from charging higher co-pays or setting up separate deductibles for mental health care compared to other medical or surgical care, many are still struggling to get affordable care.
Single Mom’s Search For Therapist Foiled By Insurance Companies
More than 43 million Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions, according to the most recent federal data. But more than half the people who felt like they needed help last year, never got it. Even people who had insurance complained of barriers to care. Some said they still couldn’t afford it; some were embarrassed to ask for help. Others just couldn’t get through the red tape. (Dembosky, 5/22)