25 May Treatment Remains Accessible Despite Turmoil Over ACA
The uncertainty continues over the fate of the Affordable Care Act and for individuals struggling with substance abuse, it’s important to act now to get treatment.
But it’s also important for you to know that regardless of the future of the health insurance benefits, we are here to work with you wherever you’re at, insurance coverage or not.
The ACA significantly expanded access to substance abuse treatment by including mental health and substance use disorder services into the 10 essential health services that insurance companies are required to cover. Consequently, ACA plans cover addiction evaluation, counseling, treatment medications, inpatient services and mental-health counseling.
If you’re been watching the news about the efforts to repeal the law in Congress, you likely know that both the mandates — essential health services and pre-existing conditions — are in jeopardy, following a House vote to make certain changes to the ACA.
Should the same bill pass in the Senate, each state would be able set its own minimum benefits requirements, as well as be able to allow insurers to charge individuals with pre-existing conditions higher premiums.
Additionally, employers with 50 or more employees will no longer be penalized for not offering affordable plans, which means many companies may drop this benefit. Subsidized plans for individuals who have to buy insurance themselves will also go away, which may make insurance unaffordable.
Although the political climate in Washington, D.C., has been too unstable to provide any certainty about the future of healthcare, we can’t let this derail us. If you’ve been thinking about sobering up, it doesn’t matter what’s happening in our nation’s capital. You know you have a problem — let’s get you started on the path to recovery.
At Olalla Recovery Centers, we look for ways to make treatment affordable regardless of your circumstances. We don’t only take insurance and private pay but also offer some in-house financing. We’ll even help you work with friends, family and co-workers to raise funds for your treatment.
Whatever your situation, our staff will listen to your story, explain the options and help you begin the process. All it takes is for you to make the first step and gives us a call. Don’t wait — there’s no reason to delay your return to health.