Parents, advocates push to have drug rehabilitation be paid for by health insurance

The issue was discussed at the first of

The issue was discussed at the first of 12 statewide forums on heroin and opiod addiction hosted by the New York Senate Task Force at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood. (April 8, 2014 6:24 PM)

As the heroin crisis worsens on Long Island, parents and advocates are hoping Albany can pass a bill that would require inpatient drug rehabilitation be paid for by health insurance.

The bill authored by state Sen. Kemp Hannon would mandate insurance companies to cover more rehab treatment options. The insurance lobby in Albany has pushed back against the legislation, saying it would raise...

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