• Petitioned Insurance companies & Congress

This petition was delivered to:

Insurance companies & Congress

Insurance companies & Congress: Reimburse clinicians fair wages and include insurance companies in anti trust law!

    1. Janna Koretz
    2. Petition by

      Janna Koretz

      CAMBRIDGE, MA

Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors have worked hard for many years to earn their degrees and devote their lives to helping others. However, insurance companies consistently dictate how much money these clinicians make by providing extremely low reimbursement rates and then not allowing balance billing. Further, insurance companies are exempt from anti trust law, making it impossible for competition to keep rates resonable and fair for both members and providers.  

Clinicians must remain as part of insurance groups because so many people need to use their insurance to get the valuable services these clinicians offer. By decreasing pay, insurance companies are disrespecting clinicians and their profession, belittling mental health issues, and causing many talented treaters to stop taking insurance, which then limits their access to the people who need them the most. Help stop insurance companies from denying fair pay and restricting access. Please sign this petition and send it to as many people as you know so we can lobby to both insurance companies and congress for what is right.

To:
Insurance companies & Congress
Reimburse Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors fair wages and push to create legislation that includes insurance companies in anti trust law.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Candice Vinson, Ph.D. COLUMBIA, SC
      • 3 months ago

      I'm a psychologist who refuses to be on insurance panels for this very reason, and I see how many people are unable to find competent therapists who take their insurance as a result. Therapists deserve proper compensation in order to be able to provide truly good service to the people who need and deserve it.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Terese Wolf ERIE, CO
      • 3 months ago

      I am a mental health provider and I believe that the insurance companies are dictating treatment by no reimbursing for more than a 60 minute session. The AMA in eliminating the CPT code for sessions longer than 60 minutes is in collusion with insurance. Psychiatrists have much more flexibility with CPT code extensions in order to receive reimbursement for different levels and types of care for mental health treatment.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Antonio Medina LA MIRADA, CA
      • 3 months ago

      Reimbursement rates have gone down while cost of living has gone up!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Timothy Mayfield JONESBORO, AR
      • 4 months ago

      As a to be licensed in the very near future LAC, mental health service providers should be given the same billing rights as other medical professionals.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Vanessa Tate BRISBANE, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I worked hard to become licensed. I deserve to be paid my worth!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.