Victims of substance abuse finally got the support they need with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The ACA now mandates health insurance companies must treat substance abuse and mental disorders as a disease and provide coverage.
Prior to the ACA, substance abuse treatment was not normally covered by private health insurance plans unless specially requested.
This change makes a lot of sense from a national health policy standpoint.
Substance abuse causes a number of serious health problems that can cost a lot to treat. Most rehabilitation centers and private treatment programs also cost a lot, making it difficult for most Americans to obtain those services. The passage of the ACA will go a long way to helping those suffering from addiction.
In this article, we discuss the …See More