Loopholes in Insurance Barring Mental Health Patients

A flood of patients who have become newly insured under the Affordable Care Act are visiting doctor’s offices and hospitals, causing some health workers to worry about how they can provide care to everyone in need. One group, however, isn’t lining up for care: People with mental health issues or substance use disorders. Though Obamacare […]

Here are a Few Resources for Mental Illness Treatment

More than 60 million American adults — one in every four — suffer from some form of mental illness, ranging from panic disorders to depression, according to mental health professionals. Nearly 14 million live with a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and severe depression. Americans often don’t know where to turn when […]

New Rules Announced to Bolster Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Continuing forward momentum to improve health care to the masses, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced new guidelines to strengthen the 2008 mental health equity law. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act requires doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness–although it hasn’t been the case. The […]