News from U.S. News & World Report:

Insurance companies are not providing adequate mental health coverage under Obamacare, according to a new report.

Under President Barack Obama’s health care law, which aimed to end health insurance discrimination for mental health services, an estimated 62 million patients now have better coverage. But a new report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness shows the policies still have a long way to go before they can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental illness. 

From lack of access to psychiatrists to expensive costs for medications, the study reveals a variety of issues that NAMI says show insurance companies are falling short in coverage of mental health and substance abuse disorders, collectively referred to as “behavioral health” services. 


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