Gaps in veterans' health coverage, trouble processing medical claims, and a skyrocketing number of veterans returning from duty with mental illnesses who can't get timely care are just some of the problems with America's health care safety net for veterans.
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The new regulations define how all insurance companies will have to treat physical and mental health benefits and treatments on equal footing. They are expected to expand coverage options for millions of Americans.
A new study finds that depression is second only to back pain as the biggest cause of disability in the world, highlighting the reality that distinctions between physical and mental health problems are often arbitrary.