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Depressed? You've got Buckley's getting insurance

Source: Jill Stark, Health Reporter
The Sunday Age

PEOPLE with a history of depression, insomnia or stress are being denied access to insurance, with health experts accusing the industry of systemic discrimination against those with even mild mental health problems.

A report by beyondblue and the Mental Health Council of Australia reveals many insurers are refusing to offer income protection, life insurance, private healthcare or travel coverage to people who have been depressed or anxious, in some cases claiming they are a suicide risk.

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