Lack Of Mental Health Practitioners May Pose Barriers To Care.

On the front of its Business Day section, the New York Times (12/22, Lieber, B1, Subscription Publication) reported , “Insurance covers more mental health care than many people may realize, and more people will soon have the kind of health insurance that does so.” However, “coverage goes only so far when there aren’t enough practitioners who accept it – or there aren’t any nearby, or they aren’t taking any new patients.” This may pose a particular “challenge for people who live far from major cities or big medical centers and need treatment for mental illnesses like severe depression or schizophrenia or disorders like autism.”

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— “Walking the Tightrope on Mental Health Coverage, “Ron Leiber, The New York Times, December 21, 2012.

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