Psychologists denounce more expensive insurance in the event of mental disorders

The VVKP also observes, in recent months, a likely higher number of reports of people who are hospitalized in psychiatry and who then have difficulty in taking out hospitalization insurance or have to pay higher premiums.

The sectoral federation of insurers, Assuralia, however, claims that it is not aware of any cases concerning therapy with a psychologist. “This is only the case for serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or psychosis,” she says.

Economy Minister Pierre-Yves Dermagne (PS) wants to extend the “right to be forgotten” – according to which insurers can no longer take into account the history of a disease – to various chronic diseases. “It is possible that mental illnesses will also be taken into account in this area,” he adds.

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