Question: My son has bipolar and was in an auto accident a few months ago and hasn't been able to work. He was on his company insurance but lost his coverage. He is looking for a new job but needs health insurance for his monthly therapy and prescriptions. We were going to put him on an individual policy until he gets a job with employer insurance again. The companies we looked at will not cover the bipolar, what can we do? With so many people suffering from mental health issues , it is amazing to me that they don't consider it like any other physical condition.
Answer: As you say, a bi-polar diagnosis makes it virtually impossible to get individual health insurance coverage. Some cases (on a single medication, no hospitalizations), can be covered by Aetna.