Fully Insured Means Access to Care…Right?
Fourteen-year-old Jenny and her sixteen-year-old sister Gabby are fully insured but getting the
care they needed seemed completely out of reach.
In addition to all their typical teenage challenges…their mom, Angie, has terminal cancer. Angie
knows the girls need help to cope with her illness and she was able to find mental health services
for her girls in West Los Angeles. With the notorious LA traffic, however, that is an hour away. As
you can imagine, as Angie’s illness has progressed, getting her family across town for therapeutic
services has become more and more difficult. Overwhelmed and sad, Angie called Young &
Healthy for help.
It was not an easy task for our case managers, but after calling nine different agencies in Pasadena,
the tenth agency was able to take the family’s insurance and provide services closer to home.
While we cannot lift the burden of losing their mother to cancer, we are hopeful that their lives
will be a tiny bit easier with support closer to home. We wish for them all a more peaceful journey.