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“60 Minutes: Denied”

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This December 14, 2014 60 Minutes segment talks about the problems occurring when insurance companies deny people with mental health issues services.

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“Thousands of Pennsylvania women could lose some health coverage”

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SVG of Pennsylvania state seal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This October 24, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about a change to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program that will affect about 90,000 women.  The article includes details about what women can do to  make sure they continue to receive coverage for female health needs.

“ACA hasn’t boosted use of mental-health care services”

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This June 22, 2014 article from The Inquirer found on the Philly.com website talks about the lack of an influx of patients receiving mental health care.  The article cites stigma as one of several reasons that could be to blame.

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses t...

English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Few Americans aware of their rights for mental health coverage”

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This May 20, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.com article talks about how uninformed people are about the 2008 Mental Health Parity act that was signed into law requiring that mental health receive the same level of insurance coverage as physical health.  Most people don’t know this act was signed, or if they have heard of it, and  in many cases don’t know they have it.

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Nearly 4 Million Seriously Mentally Ill Are Still Without Insurance”

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This April 8, 2014 InsuranceNews.net article talks about the consequences being faced by people with mental health issues in states that refused to accept the federal Medicaid expansion.

ADAPT Medicaid Rally

ADAPT Medicaid Rally (Photo credit: SEIU International)

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“Millions of Disabled and Poor Americans Encounter Discrimination When They Face Mental or Addictive Disorders, Says NAPHS”

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This March 26, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.com article talks about the obstacles face by disabled people on Medicaid if they try to seek help for mental health issues.

Institute of Mental Health 8, Nov 06

Institute of Mental Health 8, Nov 06 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Pa. issues warning over Medicaid file problems”

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This January 2, 2014 article on the Mercury News website talks about an alert issued by Pennsylvania indicating that there could be a problem with regards to people who enrolled in Medicare through the various Federal sources.

 

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