Mental health care coverage: The times, they are a-changin'? Recently I discussed my difficulties getting health insurance due to my problems with panic and depresssion. The irony is that even if I were to be accepted into a health insurance plan, it's likely it would have marginal mental health coverage at best.
Which makes the possibility that New York will pass "Timothy's law" (so named after a guy who killed himself due to depression), which will require insurance companies to provide more-robust-than-the-current-norm mental health coverage, pretty exciting. Ideally, it will even become a model for other states to follow.
From the second article:
"You wouldn't tell someone with diabetes, 'Okay, that's it, you've had treatment a year, you're on your own now,'" said Perlin, a member of the New York State Psychological Association. "That's the benefit of Timothy's Law. You cannot ignore the need."