Providence Health Insurance: A Big Lemon!
Private health insurance coverage for treating the mentally ill really stinks when you need it most. You’d think that with the Affordable Care Act, better coverage and more comprehensive health services would be available for the mentally ill. Well, think again!
We’ve just hit the two week mark with Chloe in residential treatment for her mental illness and were informed Friday that Providence Health Plans would only cover her through this weekend. Monday, they will begin denying claims. Geez, if I do the math right, I think Providence’s “out-of-pocket” was less than ours!
As we understand it from the treatment facility, this is very common with private insurers. And we wonder why there are so many “crazies” out there going postal. Sorry if I seem a little bitter.