This is day twenty of my look at the twenty three executivr orders on gun control enacted by the President.

20. Release a letter to state health officials clarifying the scope of mental health services that Medicaid plans must cover.

I am glad that the President feels the need to clarify that. By all means I wouldn’t want anyone denied coverage. But why doesn’t this go to ALL insurance?  Most insurances don’t cover, to any large degree, mental health issues. We need to fix the insurance companies stance on mental health care as well as the mental health system as a whole before any significant change in care can be realised.

This is a step, but only a small step, given that medicaid already covers more mental health issues than most other insurance companies.


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