Will Government-Subsidized Health Insurance Cover the Cost of Rehab?

Does drug addiction have a stranglehold on your life? Drug addiction can hinder your ability to work, spend time with family, enjoy playing with your kids, and leads to isolation and loneliness. If you are battling a drug addiction, you aren’t alone. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21.5 million American adults and adolescents suffer from a substance abuse disorder. Many people have found relief from addiction through a drug rehabilitation program.

Making the Choice to Go to Rehab

Making the choice to go to rehab is a powerful and brave decision. You’ve decided that the pain you are feeling has gotten to be too much to bear alone. With rehab, you won’t be alone. Rehab for drug addiction gives you a chance to start again and wipe the slate clean. Staying at a rehab facility also changes your environment. You step away from the triggers that led you to turn to drugs and get a chance to learn new coping skills, meet others who share in your struggle, and get help from supportive doctors and counselors that will help you recover so you can return to your life as the person you really are and the person that you want to be.

Medicaid, Medicare, and Drug Addiction Rehabilitation

If you have a government-subsidized health care plan such as Medicaid, your stay at a rehab facility may be covered with no out-of-pocket expense. The 2014 Affordable Care Act expanded substance abuse treatment for 5 million Medicaid recipients. The coverage for drug addiction rehabilitation varies by state. But with the new law, more people are able to get treatment than ever before.

If you are on Medicare, your drug rehabilitation stay may be paid in part or in full by Medicare. Though Medicare doesn’t specify drug rehabilitation as a covered treatment, your stay may be covered under your behavior health coverage plan. Inpatient stays may be also covered by Part A and Outpatient Rehabilitation may be covered by Part B.

If you want to receive drug rehabilitation treatment and you are uncertain if it is covered under your Medicaid or Medicare coverage plan, we cab walk you through the process and help you get the answers you need. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day. Call 833-846-5669.