Man’s best friend…continued

In June I posted an article about treating PTSD in service veterans with guide dogs (https://ridingthewavez.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/ive-never-bee/) . This has been a hot topic among the mental health and military community, as the debate surrounding the legality, effectiveness, and cost continues. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is now fighting for insurance to cover dogs for service members. While there are many factors surrounding this issue, such as the exploratory status of this treatment, the debate brings awareness to the parity of mental health care with “physical” healthcare in the insurance industry. In particular, insurance’s role in paying for alternative treatments. Will definitely be an interesting topic to follow.  Check out the article below for more information.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/sep/18/new-push-cover-costs-ptsd-service-dogs-veterans/

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