So let’s say you needed mental health treatment right away. Let’s say it’s an emergency — so much so that you sought out help at the local emergency department, and the doctors there said that you absolutely needed to get into treatment immediately — within a week or two.
Now, let’s assume you’ve got good private insurance. You know, something like Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts Preferred Provider Organization. This is one of the best insurance policies you can buy in Massachusetts.
What sort of chance would you have in getting to see a mental health professional within two weeks? 90%? 80%? 70%?
How about just over 6%? Welcome to the American healthcare system.
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