I combine these three in this way; I have hope for happiness with the right healthcare; it is and has been, however, easier said than done. One of the greatest challenges those with a mental illness face are healthcare. It is unfortunately difficult to find a psychiatrist at times, a specialty the medical field that few seem to gravitate to. If a good doctor is found the next obstacle is insurance, there is a major problem when it comes to insurance and their willingness to pay for mental health care, leaving the person to pay out of pocket. This is one of the people do not go for care; they can’t afford it and insurance companies won’t pay for it. An article in February of this year talks about mental health care and the Affordable Care Act, while insurance companies will now be required to fund care, finding doctors to the take the insurance may be another battle, due to the shortage of doctor's and the overload of patients who will seek care.
It amazes me that one of the first things to be cut from a budget is psychiatric care, clinics and hospitals. It is sad to know that those who are mentally ill are neglected in the healthcare area, when they need it the most. A article from October 2013, talks of President John Kennedy’s vision for mental health care and that, “Fifty years later, our biggest providers of mental health care in the U.S.A. are not hospitals or community mental health centers at all… but prisons