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UnitedHealthcare Guilty for Illegally Denying Mental Health Treatment

Earlier this month US Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero issued his decision against United Behavioral Health, a unit of UnitedHealthcare for creating internal policies that effectively discriminated against those seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment. Judge Spero also criticized the Company’s medical directors for being “deceptive” under oath. UnitedHealthcare illegally denied treatment for thousands of people. Judge Spero stated, “It is well-established that effective treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders...