As Suicides Rise, Insurers Find Ways to Deny Mental Health Care

Red tape and a lack of in-network providers frustrate those seeking treatment

Bloomberg Businessweek
May 17 · 11 min read
Courtney Bergan struggled to find a provider who would see her at rates she could afford. Photo: Christopher Leaman for Bloomberg Businessweek

By Cynthia Koons and John Tozzi

The U.S. is in the midst of a mental health crisis. In 2017, 47,000 Americans died by suicide and 70,000 from drug overdoses. And 17.3 million adults suffered at least one…

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