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Letter to the Editor: Focus on Mental Health Coverage

Reader wants insurance companies to offer better coverage of mental health issues to help curb violence.

To the Editor:

Less emphasis on gun lobby, NRA and the like. We need to place increased pressure on insurance companies to cover mental health screenings, treatment and reduce ridiculous limitations on amounts that will be paid. In short, since most news outlets focus on violence, we cannot underestimate its effects on the public and, accordingly, the psychological impact on the populace. Most carriers limit yearly recompense for psychiatric and psychological care. The limitations are entirely unreasonable and the coverage wholly inadequate.

Marc Kreiter

Deerfield

McCloud December 21, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Lets keep loading mandatory benefits on insurance companies, then when they raise rates we can point fingers at them as the culprit in escalating costs.
D'skidoc December 21, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Why should mental illness be covered in a different way than any other illness?
McCloud December 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Why not have everyone pay an additional $95 per month to cover it?
Just Sayin December 21, 2012 at 10:08 PM
McClown... I think you would benefit greatly by having additional mental health coverage in your personal insurance benefits. Do us all a favor...max out that particular benefit.
McCloud December 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Marc, Merry Christmas.

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