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Government is about to set in stone the specific required coverage under Obama cash and other words.
The exact medical services every employer and -- -- must provide sentenced.
The latest government recommendations say mental health cash must be included.
Expensive mental health careful 68 million new people psychiatrist and fox.
Contributor doctor keep up.
Live with us now from Boston.
So this would seem to be.
A very expensive development 68 million people going to must be provide -- -- mental health care insurance what's going on.
Stewart you have no idea.
Because after all it's very difficult to assess.
Whether which portion of mental health care is essentially elected insight oriented work.
To find out who we are as a person very valuable work people should pay for that I believe that that's -- work in the on the planet after all.
But to cover 68 million people for that I'll tell you what's gonna happen they're not gonna get mental health care.
Just like in the Medicaid system try to use your Medicaid.
To go hire a psychiatrist.
To do psychotherapy.
Why because insurers are wise to it so they -- and you go and you sit with a social worker.
Or your therapy and spent ten minutes every three months with a psychiatrist.
For your medicine.
This is an example of exactly what happens this will decimate.
Mental health care for all the people who celebrate and say look what President Obama is giving us well look under the covers not much there to I.
I'm not quite sure I don't know really understand if this is now mandatory.
That employers and all insurers must -- a mental health insurance.
Why does that destroy.
Mental health coverage -- out and get -- go through an ample He.
Here's why because yes but how are you going to define mental health coverage if I wanna go see a psychiatrist with an MD.
And sit with that person have that person some and all his or her meant that medical knowledge.
And Psycho dynamic knowledge to -- me.
That's not gonna.
Happen because what we already know from the way that insurers have covered mental health care.
They say sorry.
Therapy portion you're going to do with the social worker do we -- in the future they may say hey that's a life coach's responsibility.
-- -- that will ensure you.
And will insure you for ten minutes with a psychiatrist to get your medicine.
What it does Stewart is it takes all autonomy from the patient.
It sets up a system.
Where the federal government will determine not just who gets insurance but what is psychiatry.
And what is healing in the mental health arena it'll be the cheapest form you can imagine.
And you won't.
-- You know I think I understand it doctor Keith I do believe you have gotten through to -- -- but some I think I got it now.
And here's what will happen yup people will pay out of pocket just like they do -- try to hire psychiatrists in Manhattan you'll find that it's a cash bill.
Because nobody's -- -- turn until that there were telling the that it might hear during our interview here you.
You think that the yet can't get insurance coverage for psychiatry in Manhattan just can't get it.
Doctor I -- exactly each -- get it thanks very much for joining us so was good stuff back.
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