Mental health benefits
Written by Katie Carpenter
Dec 11, 2013 2:36 PM
Health advocates are already hailing greater access to care - insurance plans offered in the exchange will have to cover bases like preventive medicine. And, all Marketplace insurance plans cover mental health and substance abuse services as an essential health benefit.
For Lynn Keltz, director of the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association, it means she should be able to find plans providing mental health care, something that hasn't been true for the plan she's found on the private market.
"I have hospitalization for physical health care, but I can't get the therapy if my depression gets the better of me. I can get the meds, but I can't get therapy," Keltz said. "So I will be one of the first people to try this out."