In 2010 the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “Obama Care” was passed and health insurance became a popular way of paying for addiction treatment. The affordable care act created health insurance exchanges in each state offering government subsidized insurance plans.
Before the affordable care act, quality addiction treatment was expensive and typically cost tens of thousands of dollars. Once the law was passed, behavioral healthcare including addiction treatment, was covered by all insurance plans.
The unique situation created a boom in the drug rehab field and more and more people could afford addiction treatment. Fast forward to 2019 and that is not the case.
Covered California & Addiction Treatment
The health insurance exchange in California is called covered California and it offers coverage to approximately 1.5 million Californians in 2019. The problem is that most of the plans offered in 2019 are not accepted at most addiction treatment facilities.
Currently there are some options from Blue Shield & Health Net on the exchange that cover the majority of California. The problem most detoxes and rehabs do not accept these policies.
Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center ® is offering coverage for all Blue Shield & Health Net plans at their Mission Viejo drug & alcohol rehab facility. Call us today for a free verification of benefits to see what you could be covered for.