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  •  And another perverse result... (8+ / 0-)

    ...is that the same people who do have health insurance, because they work, are less likely to be capable of getting to doctor appointments, or making phone calls to get preauthorization, or any of the other hoops that have to be jumped through during the business day. This is basically designed to force people to get a check on their priorities: is this something which you not only think is worth getting help for, but can convince your employer is worth getting help for, such that they will let you have the time? It works in a half-assed fashion when the patient is capable of the strength, creativity, and organization necessary; and when the employer is capable of the basic enlightened self-interest necessary to recognize that a healthy employee who knows their job and likes it and is already trained and used to their duties is better for them than a random replacement from a desperate populace. It breaks down completely when either of those factors isn't true.

    •  And are less likely to seek mental helath care (2+ / 0-)
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      Batya the Toon, mkor7

      because of the stigma attached to any form of mental health care and the fear it will become known to coworkers.

      Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

      by Helpless on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 02:50:41 AM PST

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