Online psychotherapy: Our mental health series

Online psychotherapy: Our mental health series

(Updated 2022) Cost and convenience have prevented millions of Americans from seeking access to mental health care. Yet online therapy makes  services more accessible, whether consumers choose fulllblown therapy, seek to connect and share information with fellow patients through online support groups, or use a  apps on the market that help patients fight anxiety and […]

How much do psychiatric medications cost? Our mental health series

How much do psychiatric medications cost? Our mental health series

(Updated 2022) How much do psychiatric medications cost? We are an increasingly medicated nation. Between 1996 and 2010, prescriptions for psychiatric medications rose from 150.3 million to 396.7 million. More than half of these prescriptions (207.9 million) were for antidepressants. In fact, between 2008 and 2010, prescriptions for antidepressants rose by more than 20 million. For […]

How much does mental health care cost? Part 1 of 5

How much does mental health care cost? Part 1 of 5

(Updated 2022) One in five adults in the U.S. experience a mental health problem in any given year, yet having limited or no insurance that covers mental health care prevents more than half of them from receiving treatment. The Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity Law sought to bridge the divide between physical […]

Why pay cash for mental health? Our mental health series

Why pay cash for mental health? Our mental health series

(Updated 2022) Why pay cash for mental health? About a third of psychologists in the U.S. do not participate in private insurance plans, according to the American Psychological Association. And many therapists who do take insurance accept a limited number of plans, to avoid the aggravation of haggling with insurance companies. The majority of their […]

How much does childbirth cost? $1,304? $51,125?

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How much does childbirth cost? $1,304? $51,125?

(Updated 2022) How much does childbirth cost? A vaginal delivery could cost as little as $1,304 or $1,594. Cesarean section (C-sections)  estimates of what you’ll pay range from over $9,000 to more than $11,800 out of pocket — and the actual bills (the sticker price) can be much, much higher, well into the thousands and […]