Obamacare has Much to Offer Addicts

obamacare2You may be tired of hearing about Obamacare (properly known as the Affordable Care Act), but there are some important provisions that will have a major impact on the treatment of addiction. For example, federal law requires, starting with 2014, that health insurance treat mental health and addiction treatment in the same way it treats physical problems and their treatment -- no more arbitrary limits allowed on the number of visits to a therapist, for example.

Of course, the law also makes health insurance far more affordable and accessible for many and greatly boosts the availability of Medicaid in states that have accepted the changes.

The Fix, a news website covering addiction issues, has an article dealing with the changes. See <http://www.thefix.com/content/obamacare-rolls-out-addiction-coverage-transforms>