Mental Health is something that tends to crop up in the American conversation without ever reaching a resolution. 60 Minutes is tackling the topic in a report from Scott Pelley about the role insurance companies play in the issue.
Even though doctors may prescribe treatment to mentally ill patients, insurance companies can and do deny this care, meaning that people who are perceived to be very ill are released back into the public. That means they could create a danger to themselves and other people.
It seems like it can be difficult enough in some situations to get a patient to seek medical attention. I can't imagine how devastating it would be to then be put out on the street. Find out whether there is any recourse against this on the 60 Minutes report December 14, 2014
60 MINUTES - CBS