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‘Long Covid’ Exposes Mental Health Care Frustrations (Podcast)

May 4, 2021, 7:01 PM

Just accessing, let alone paying for, mental health care was difficult in the U.S. even before the pandemic. Now, especially for people suffering from “long Covid,” the situation is dire.

On this episode of our weekly legal news podcast, On The Merits, we speak with Bloomberg Law’s Lydia Wheeler about her latest reporting that examines the financial and policy implications for Covid long haulers. She explains why the protracted version of the Covid-19 disease is causing a spike in demand for mental health care and what types of policy changes are on the horizon to help the U.S. meet demand.

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