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Old 04-16-2013, 09:46 AM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Originally Posted by claudhopper View Post
Under Obamacare, now every person under 25, is under their parents health insurance, so perhaps a mother should have a right to know what her daughter is taking and why. Especially if that daughter is living with her and mom is paying the bills.
I would want to know.
This story doesn't make sense to me. I think the op must have misunderstood something.

children are ELIGIBLE to remain on their parents' insurance until the age of 25......
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:30 AM
Location: Mississippi
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I know when I was young, I could remain on my parents health coverage until 25 as long as I was enrolled in college.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:50 PM
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Location: Kansas
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I would call whoever is in charge of the office and tell them what happened. I would insist the receptionist be fired unless they wanted me to spread the word about their ethics! This is a really serious matter. I would clear it through the office because, is it possible that mom guessed or maybe overheard a conversation that the OP had? Maybe OP told a friend and it got back to mom? I worked with a lady in a civil service position and she went to counseling because our supervisor was basically driving her off the deep end. One day, I heard the supervisor talking on the phone with the therapist who was divulging all sorts of personal information that I really didn't want to hear. The lady had been placed on the first floor in another office because she was having a high-risk pregnancy. So, I had the info that this therapist was acting unethically. I told the lady that I thought the therapist was telling our supervisor what she was telling him. She then asked "What were they saying?" and then "You have to tell me." I did tell her and it was very hard to do that but she was someone special which made it easier. She got together with someone else who was seeing him and they compared notes. He was fired shortly after from a very good job in Federal civil service. I would take a breach of privacy like this to the highest height!!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:06 PM
Location: Cartersville, GA
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Originally Posted by Madeline2121 View Post
I know when I was young, I could remain on my parents health coverage until 25 as long as I was enrolled in college.
Many insurance companies have allowed this in the past, though some did not. Obama's plan makes it mandatory for all insurance companies to offer coverage under a parent's plan until age 25.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:38 PM
Location: East Coast
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Originally Posted by DaniellaG View Post
I understand there are some parents who may overstep boundaries and for no reason open a person's mail which I find very wrong. That being said I still feel there is something missing in this story with the OP. I don't see how filing charges against her mom would help in any way. I do feel she needs to talk to her mom and her therapist. Maybe now they can all have a session together?
Did you not see where the OP wrote that the East Indian culture does not believe in going to therapists, or seeking outside help? Knowing that, I highly doubt that her mother would attend a therapy session with her.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:19 PM
Location: The Black Hills, South Dakota
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Should you decide to stay with this office, I would suggest that you set up a password with them. It should be noted right in the front of your file and everyone there should be made aware that NO ONE gets ANY information unless that password is given first.

Unfortunately a lot of the info they would have used to verify the caller's identity (i.e., date of birth, last 4 digits of SSN) is all stuff that your mother would know. She won't know your password.

ETA: You might want to do this with other businesses/doctors you visit, since your mother may not limit her snooping to just your therapist's office.
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