A Law Designed to Protect Health Consumers Has Ended Up Hurting Them

Publisher: California Health Report

Vernon Price was excited. He needed to find a new mental health care provider who accepted his Medi-Cal insurance plan. As a mental health advocate in Humboldt County, he’d heard the horror stories —patients who called 20 providers only to find they didn’t exist, didn’t accept insurance, or didn’t have openings. But a representative from Price’s insurance company personally emailed him a list of six therapists to contact.