It makes just as much sense to me that I get dental and chirospractic covered with my insurance. Mental health is just as important. Our taxes cover the regular stuff such as visits to drop in medical clinics or to my family doctor. Even the crisis line I was told I could call if i felt suicidal is free. I can get meds easy enough too, just not the therapy that I think should go along with it. It should go hand in hand I think.
I was charging $80 fresh out of school almost 20 years ago to therapeutic clients. It costs a lot to get the proper insurance and an office here. Totally understandable that a fee that high would leave little for the therapist. Subsities for massage therapy exists through my family doctor. Why not therapy? Don't get me started.