Contact Governor Andrew Cuomo:
Mail: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
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Dear Governor Cuomo:
I am writing to you to express my support for an investigation of health insurance companies by the New York State Department of Financial Services, which is responsible for assuring that people in need of mental health or addictions care have timely, affordable access to these services.
As the #ProjectAccess study found, insurance companies and the government are not living up to their responsibility to provide people with mental health and addictions care in a timely fashion. Even when an insurance company has many doctors listed on their mental health plans, when I’ve called those providers, they often no longer took the insurance and wanted cash only, making it unaffordable, or they had months-long waiting lists.
I stand with North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center and State Senators Todd Kaminsky and Elaine Phillips in demanding a thorough investigation of insurance companies as it relates to the issue of network adequacy.
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