For many parents, constantly thinking about how they cannot afford care for the mental health and addiction problems of their children is frustrating and demoralizing.
Because of the law, health plans must now cover preventive services like behavioral assessments for children at no cost. And starting in 2014, most plans are not able to deny coverage or charge more due to pre-existing health conditions, including mental illness and addiction disorders.In the past, it was legal for insurance plans to treat such behavioral health disorders differently than medical and surgical needs. Plans must now cover 10 categories of essential health benefits, including hospitalization, prescriptions, and care for mental illness including preventive services, such as screenings for depression and alcohol abuse, as well as behavior assessments for children, at no out-of-pocket cost.
The health care law allows young people to stay on their parent’s plan until age 26 which allows approximately 73,000 young adults in
At Daytop New Jersey, the primary goal is to help adolescents reclaim lives turned chaotic by all of the problems associated with their substance abuse, and help families to restore stability and harmony to their family structure. For more information about Daytop New Jersey or to make a donation, please visit http://www.daytopnj.org, or contact
About Daytop New Jersey
Daytop New Jersey is a comprehensive treatment program for teens struggling with recovery. The program is individualized, family-based, cost-effective, peer-oriented and multi-disciplinary in nature. Special emphasis is placed on treating those adolescents without adequate financial resources and/or in need of an alternative to incarceration.
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