Ron Manderscheid, PhD
National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
Now is the time to help the 7 million uninsured Americans with behavioral health conditions understand their health coverage.
In a recent post, Hannah Sentenac discussed the challenges young adults face accessing mental healthcare. Because many Millennials are choosing job flexibility and self-employment over traditional employment, they are faced with the costly prospect of purchasing their own health insurance; and many have simply chosen to go without. Even for Millennials who have insurance (either employer-sponsored or self-purchased), high co-pays and hefty out-of-network charges have prevented many from obtaining mental health treatment, she states.