While the Affordable Care Act mandates that insurance companies cover treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, addiction specialists are still skeptical that kind of parity is going to happen.
ACA Requires Parity Between Mental, Physical Disorders -- Will Insurers Comply?
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February 4, 2014

Via NJSpotlight:

From the time he was 18 years old, Salvatore Marchese was trying to get treatment for his drug addiction. He bounced around from rehab facility to rehab facility but was always let go after 11 days because his insurance company wouldn’t cover treatment for longer than that.

In June of 2010, at the age of 26, Marchese was finally approved for state funding for treatment, but once again, his treatment was cut short after less than two weeks because his funding ran out. He was released, despite paperwork stating that he was a high risk for relapse. Three months later, he was found slumped in hi...

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