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Private insurance doesn't guarantee mental health care

By tovarichpeter   2012 Dec 22, 5:07am   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   565 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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1   reggie   2012 Dec 22, 11:01am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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

2   elliemae   2012 Dec 22, 7:21pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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.

3   reggie   2012 Dec 22, 8:15pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote   top   bottom   home   share  

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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