Correspondent, Scott Pelley
DENIED. When insurance companies deny the mentally ill the treatment their doctors prescribe, seriously ill people are often discharged, and can be a danger to themselves or others

California Department of Insurance
Commissioner Dave Jones
Insurance Commissioner responds to 60 Minutes story about insurer denials of coverage for mental health treatment


Attorney Kathryn Trepinski Talks About The “Parity” Fight In The Courtroom

Anthem accused of illegally capping eating disorder coverage

Medical Board of California failing to implement new surgery center law designed to inform consumers

Anthem Blue Cross agrees to pay more than $6 million to reimburse customers for fee on paper bills

Increasingly popular Lap Band surgeries dangerous with surgery center oversights



Law 360, "Kaiser Must Face Suit Over Eating Disorder Treatment Claim," April 3, 2018

City Pages, "The Broken Girl and a Mother's War with United Health," September 2, 2015

Modern Healthcare, "Kaiser mental-health staffing under fire again," December 4, 2014

Los Angeles Times, "Kaiser criticized over mental healthcare staffing," November 27, 2014

Los Angeles Times, “800-GET-THIN surgery centers sue insurers over Lap-Band payments,” March 27, 2014

Los Angeles Times, “Lap-Band surgery center tied to 1-800-GET-THIN loses accreditation,” August 21, 2013

Los Angeles Times, “Doctor accused of ‘gross negligence’ in death of Lap-Band patient,” February 4, 2012

Los Angeles Times, “Dr. Drew won’t talk about 1-800-GET-THIN endorsement,” December 15, 2011

The Daily Koz, “What’s it going to take?  Inequality in mental health vs. medical treatment insurance coverage,” March 4, 2014

Top Class Actions, "Class action accuses Kaiser of 'Patient Dumping' Mentally Ill Patients," September 11, 2014


Various presentations, The Kennedy Forum, 2014 — present

Various presentations, CAALA Annual Convention, Las Vegas, 2012 — present

How to Read a Healthcare Insurance Policy Webinar, April 2014

The Importance of Litigation in the Development and Application of the California Mental Health Parity Act, The Los Angeles Psychologist, February 2014