My sister needs alcohol rehab. Can she get help from the ACA? (Obamacare)


ObamaCare covers rehab for alcohol and drugs as part of it's ten essential benefits. Treatment can still include cost sharing amounts and other limits. So while a rehab has to be covered, not every rehab in the state will have to be covered. Also you may have to pay the full amount out-of-pocket until you reach your deductible or out-of-pocket maximum. The only stipulation is that drug and alcohol treatment must be covered by the plan and at no annual or lifetime dollar limit.

Mental health services and addiction treatment. Inpatient and outpatient care provided to evaluate, diagnose and treat a mental health condition or substance abuse disorder . This includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy. (note: some plans may limit coverage to 20 days each year. Limits must comply with state or federal parity laws. Read this document for more information on mental health benefits and the Affordable Care Act).

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patriciayguado on

will Obama care cover 55 year son and hi 12 year old together in inpatient care on

As long as someone is in a tax family they can join a coverage family together. If you don’t share a tax form than you can’t share coverage. What a plan provides is up to the plan, so you would need to check. I don’t think there would be a blanket answer to covering in-patient care with a child. Would be curious to know how this works out. Rehab services are covered, but one that cares for children while the parent gets treatment is probably a long shot and is a pretty specific answer. Why not try calling some rehab centers and getting their advice. They will know best.

Mark on

What I want to do is set up a system for people who want to voluntarily submit themselves for alcohol or drug rehab through the local County Police Department. What we need to know is that is someone comes in who needs rehab how fast can we get them to a rehab facility with the ACA paying for it, or how much would the community need to pay before the ACA kicks in? We need a system where when a person calls and say they need to go to rehab that we can get them there ASAP, as in less than 24 hours. The community would pay for all of the out of pocket expenses for the individual, we just need to get an idea of how much that would be. Thanks

jim on

My son has an addiction to alcohol and has Obamacare,he is currently laid off and not working what are his options for treatment.