Medicare for All could be the answer for those 1 out of 5 US citizens who are in need of mental health care

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      eridani
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      https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/04/17/medicare-for-all-could-be-the-answer-for-those-1-out-of-5-u-s-citizens-who-are-in-need-of-mental-health-care/

      If you are lucky enough to even have medical insurance and are interested in seeking a therapist/mental health professional/counselor, getting the approval from your average medical insurance company is not the easiest task and then finding a professional who will then take your insurance is nearly impossible.

      Universal Medicare for All supporters say universal healthcare could help with this stress and could get people in need of help the right help.

      Senator Bernie Sander’s Medicare for All page states: Medicare coverage will be expanded and improved to include: include dental, hearing, vision, and home- and community-based long-term care, in-patient and out-patient services, mental health and substance abuse treatment, reproductive and maternity care, prescription drugs, and more.

      According to Common Dreams, mental health treatment services in general and talk therapy, in particular, have been negatively affected by insurance and drug company domination of the U.S. health care system. Talk therapy includes psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, counseling, marriage therapy, family therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational groups, addiction treatment groups and programs, parent training groups, anger management programs and many others.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      Will a sprinkling of hillbots/Icon worshippers. I’m not Joking.

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