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Growth chart with coins Compared to people with diabetes, those with drug-use disorders paid $1,242 more per year on average for out-of-network. (Image: Shutterstock)

People who need behavioral health treatment often need to go out of their insurance plan’s network to receive care, and as such, they typically shell out more in out-of-pocket costs than those with other types of ailments, according to a study posted on JAMA Network Open.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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