Mental health coverage is falling behind, with many Americans across the country having to go outside of their health care coverage to find resources for conditions like depression.
The disparity between medical coverage and mental health coverage has been growing over the last several years, according to a new report commissioned by the Bowman Family Foundation.
The study found that the majority of people go out-of-network to find mental health services, which can often end up costing hundreds of even thousands of dollars.
“This report is a scathing indictment of the insurance industry’s lack of initiative and dedication to addressing this crisis head on,” said Patrick Kennedy, former congressman who introduced the law requiring better insurance coverage for mental health, as reported by Bloomberg.
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