"When Ed Fahy agreed to go to addiction treatment in February 2016, he expected to get into recovery near his home and family in Warren Township, New Jersey.

Nearly seven months later, and a thousand miles away in Palm Beach County, Florida, he would overdose and die at the age of 28. After his health insurance plan repeatedly denied requests to cover inpatient treatment closer to home, he wound up in Florida — at a sober living house that was so bad it was eventually shut down by law enforcement.

Fahy’s mother, Maureen O’Reilly, is clear about whom she blames: the health insurance companies."

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