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Trump’s “junk” health care plans threaten people with mental illnesses
Posted on Oct 21 2018
In an op-ed, Mary Giliberti, CEO of NAMI, takes issue with short-term, limited-duration insurance (STLDI) plans that do not cover mental health treatment and medications. On October 1, a rule went into effect that would allow insurance companies to expand the sale of these dangerous, virtually unregulated STLDI plans. This rule threatens to undermine consumer protections for people with mental illness and/or pre-existing conditions and will turn back the clock to a time when those individuals were excluded from lifesaving care.