Healthy New York Insurance Plan: Offer reimbursement for mental health services
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Healthy New York Insurance Plan: Offer reimbursement for mental health services

    1. Amanda Gliedman
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Gliedman

      New Paltz, NY

My husband is an architect for a small business in New York State. We are raising two young boys and our health insurance is  Healthy New York. Our oldest son is struggling with emotional outbursts and he needs to see a behavioral specialist but our insurance company won't cover it because it is considered mental health services. Healthy New York does not offer any coverage or partial reimbursement for mental health services. We are a hard-working middle class family. We pay our college loans and bills and receive no government assistance. Our New York State insurance plan needs to recognize that MENTAL HEALTH IS HEALTH.

To:
Healthy New York Insurance
New York Governor
New York State Senate
New York State House
New York State's insurance plan, Healthy New York needs to offer coverage and/or reimbursement for behavioral and mental health services for families. Too many had-working families are missing out on critical health coverage for their children and loved ones.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 9,000 signatures
    2. Congressman Gibson is Listening!

      Amanda Gliedman
      Petition Organizer

      Hey Everybody,
      I just received an email from Assemblyman Kevin Cahill's office. Congressman Gibson has faxed his office with regards to this petition and they are looking into how to help. Let's keep spreading the word so NY working families can get the health care they deserve!

    3. Reached 25 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Agnes Wohl EAST HILLS, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I believe in mental health services. They preserve physical health.

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    • Aliza Loshinsky BROOKLYN, NY
      • 12 months ago

      Because "Mental Health is Health!" Cannot say it better than that

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    • Tom Keough BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      It is so important to help people with theses problems. It is presently easier to buy guns than to get mental health care. This has got to be reversed.

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    • S Khan JERICHO, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Access to mental health services needs to made easier so people can get the help they need!!

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    • Meive Harford BRONX, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      NY Governor, NY Senators, NY Representatives & Healthy NY Insurance,

      Mental Health cannot be ignored as it is a legitimate health issue. Please take the necessary steps so that people living in NY state have the mental health coverage needed to thrive in our society. Mental Health been ignored for too long in this country. Be apart of changing this neglect. Thank you.

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