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BILL OF THE MONTH: Grief Grew Into A Mental Health Crisis And A $21,634 Hospital Bill
Posted on Oct 31 2019
Kaiser Health News
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Arline Feilen arrived in the ER on a mid-May night and was moved to a shared room in the inpatient psychiatric unit the next day. In total, she spent five nights in the hospital. Feilen had an association plan which doesn’t have to include the 10 “essential health benefits” required under the federal ACA, such as mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Jennifer Snow, acting national director for advocacy and public policy, said the type of plan Feilen has is “allowed to undermine the ACA.”