Kids with autism being denied even basic health insurance
Private insurance companies are denying general health insurance coverage to children and adults who suffer from mental disorders.
This is even though mental disorders like autism and depression cannot be used to deny health insurance, which is a basic right that every person has.
Many parents are coming forward to say that their autistic children have been denied medical insurance by companies after they found out about such disabilities.
They are being told that private companies do not cover children or adults with mental disorders.
To exclude mental health from the scope of health insurance coverage in a country where nearly 8 in every 10 persons suffer from major or mental disorders is unfair, say experts.
Studies show that over 18 million people in India suffer from autism.