Depression Means No Health Insurance: Sorry About That


Depression Means No Health Insurance: Sorry About ThatI fall into the category of the “uninsurable.”

It doesn’t matter that I wake up most mornings to swim 160 laps, am borderline obsessed with eating salads and whole grains, and that I haven’t drank a drop of alcohol in 24 years; that I do yoga twice a week, keep a mood journal, engage in cognitive behavioral therapy, and have a rich spiritual life; that I take omega-3 fish oil capsules, vitamin D, calcium, and other supplements with my extra-pulp juice in the morning; or that I work really hard at communicating anger, frustration, and disappointment so that the repression of feelings doesn’t end up as a tumor somewhere inside my body.

I can’t get an individual or family plan short of signing up for a $10,000 deductible.

Because I have a history of depression.

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  1. Barbara Markway

    I would be sunk without my husband who has health insurance. And you’re right, it’s totally unfair! I love your books (have both) and just found this WordPress site, which seems easier to comment on than others. I also really appreciated your article on treatment-resistant depression. Thank you for all the work you do!