Many parents and adults
with health insurance still
struggle to pay for ADHD
diagnosis and treatment. Here’s
what more than 600 readers, who
took our survey, told us about
meeting those challenges.
BY KATHERINE ELLISON
SEVERNA PARK, MARYLAND, OFFICE ASSISTANT SOMETIMES BORROWS PILLS
from her boyfriend. She has ADHD but no health insurance, so she can’t afford
her own medication.
A health counselor in Bloomington, Illinois, who has two daughters diagnosed
with ADHD and is on Medicaid, recently moved into a cheaper apartment so she can
spare funds for their psychiatrists’ copays.
A commercial real estate consultant in Seattle, Washington, with a small, limited health plan,
has put off retirement due to the $60,000 she and her husband have spent out of pocket, to date,
on private school, therapists, and medication for their son.