Private insurance doesn't guarantee mental health care

By tovarichpeter   follow   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 5:07am PST   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   467 views   3 comments   Watch (1)   Share   Quote  

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/your-money/walking-the-tightrope-on-mental-health-coverage.html?ref=business&_r=0&gwh=70928F86CE9CB44B84F4E9E890BC6939

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reggie   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 11:01am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

That's good, because all the nut cases that shoot guns at people are receiving mental health care.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 7:21pm PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

reggie says

That's good, because all the nut cases that shoot guns at people are receiving mental health care.

No, they're not. Sorry to burst your bubble, but in order to receive mental health services one must have private insurance or Medicaid. Neither is easy to get, although with reform the pre-existing condition clauses will eventually go away. How much actual help the mentally ill recieves will vary from plan to plan.

reggie   befriend (0)   ignore (0)   Sat, 22 Dec 2012, 8:15pm PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

Anyone can receive mental health care for a $100.00 office visit at an urgent care medical facility. Once diagnosed, the physician on staff can prescribe anti-depressant drugs and the nut case is back on the street to do as they please with minimal follow up.

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