3 thoughts on “Mental Health Insurance Parity vs Insurance Industry: Who’s Winning?

  • October 24, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    As far as MY insurance, parity is NOT working, because the insurance only covers a few “Biologically Based Mental Illnesses,” and there is a high deductible, so without qualifying for the “Biologically Based Mental Illness,” we never reached the deductible before using up all the limited number of visits. It’s exhausting — fighting with the schools to get services, fighting with insurance, plus the extra battles of dealing with my child. And in the long run knowing that there will be LESS cost to both insurance and society if insurance would just pay for what we have actually already paid for through our premiums.

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  • December 20, 2012 at 2:22 am

    I think this insurance need to mainly focus on Skilled Nursing Facility as the people who are suffering from this issue mainly need someone to take care as they can’t take care of themselves !

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  • December 25, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Even in CA where parity is already law, the insurance companies never paid out at parity. They paid far more for my shoulder surgery than they ever did for mental health. Furthermore they denied coverage for more therapy just when I needed it most.

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