Addiction Insurance Coverage- Ignite Presentation

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This is for my Professional Communication and Presentation's class at Full Sail University.

Big Idea: If insurance companies continue to wait until a drug addiction is severe before offering coverage for a drug addiction treatment, we will continue to lose our loved ones to their untreated addictions.   

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  • Slide 1: Hook/attention grabber: Drug related deaths per year
    A gripping, dramatic picture
  • Slide 2: Hook/attention grabber: Tell a story about a drug related death due to insurance denial
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/02/new_jersey_heroin_insurance_tr.html
    Explain the struggle and loss while fighting the insurance company- Jack Kaupp story
  • Slide 3: The Big Idea (pages 78-79) If insurance companies continue to wait until a drug addiction is severe before offering coverage for a drug addiction treatment, we will continue to lose our loved ones to their untreated addictions.   
    Emotional Picture that shows the struggle
  • Slide 4: What’s in it for your audience? “Did you know that substance abuse treatment is not considered a medical condition, therefor not covered by our insurance companies until an addict’s condition is severe?”/
    We are humans, we are equal. Every life has meaning and should be treated as so. YOUR loved ones are being treated as if their addictions aren't important!
  • Slide 5: Why should your audience listen to you? Explain your ethos (personal experience, expertise, and credibility).I have lost loved ones to addiction in more ways than one. Explain the downward spiral of my loved one’s addictions and tell the story of my friend being declined coverage.
  • Slide 6: Call to Adventure (pages 38-39) We need to take action by reaching for ways to better insurance coverage for our loved ones that are suffering from addiction. We need to save lives!
  • Slide 7: Preview the three main points that will support your big idea - We need to take steps toward providing the right amount of addiction treatment coverage at an affordable cost 1. Treatment saves lives 2. Easy Admittance 3. Fight for your family
  • Slide 8: Introduce and set up Supporting Point One- Allow treatment for individuals who are seeking it.
  • Slide 9: Factual or emotional evidence- Addicts who seek help are more likely to not relapse than those who are forced into rehab.
  • Slide 10: Factual or emotional evidence/ Story of a recovering addict
  • Slide 11: Introduce and set up Supporting Point Two/ Easy Admittance means a less of a struggle for the addict
  • Slide 12: Factual or emotional evidence- Addicts are more motivated to quit when they don’t have to fight for admittance
  • Slide 13: Factual or emotional evidence- Early Admittance = Faster Recovery
  • Slide 14: Introduce and set up Supporting Point Three- Send letters/ Petitions to government/state officials
  • Slide 15: Factual or emotional evidence- Send letters, attend meetings, petitions
  • Slide 16: Factual or emotional evidence- Fight for what you believe in
  • Slide 17: Call to Action (pages 42-43)- We can start today by signing this petition or writing a letter.
  • Slide 18: Summarize the main points- 1. Treat drug addiction in the beginning stages 2. Encourage family and friends to support this cause 3. Send letters/ petitions to government and state officials about the lack of coverage
  • Slide 19: Restate big idea- If insurance companies continue to wait until a drug addiction is severe before offering coverage for a drug addiction treatment, we will continue to lose our loved ones to their untreated addictions.    
  • Slide 20: Clincher/new bliss (page 44)- Please pay it forward today. Your goal for today is to write a letter to your state insurance commissioner explaining your story. This week’s goal is to have at least one person per day sign a petition for better insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment. You are already saving lives by opening your mind and allowing this important change to occur.
    Please pay it forward today. Your goal for today is to write a letter to your state insurance commissioner explaining your story. This week’s goal is to have at least one person per day sign a petition for better insurance coverage for drug addiction treatment. You are already saving lives by opening your mind and allowing this important change to occur.
  • Addiction Insurance Coverage- Ignite Presentation

    1. 1. “Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. “ -Ralph Nader http://www.flickr.com/photos/17642817@N00/1805481443
    2. 2. “Imagine you have finally gotten your kid to agree to go to inpatient therapy and after all the crap you’ve been through, you’re denied treatment.” - Frank Greenagel, Clinical Social Worker http://www.flickr.com/photos/16230215@N08/5535551546 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22646823@N08/2802001013
    3. 3. HELP Reaching for http://www.flickr.com/photos/28913916@N02/5573685204
    4. 4. Every Life Matters! http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035714981@N01/3294878054
    5. 5. We are all the same. We all want... http://www.flickr.com/photos/44345361@N06/6044803652 Change
    6. 6. Change begins with US ! http://www.flickr.com/photos/49503002894@N01/2979360538
    7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/2987611025 Treatment Saves Lives Easy Admittance Fight for your family
    8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/12176869@N00/4560586060 Treatment Saves Lives
    9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/179279964 Wanting Help Vs. Needing Help http://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/179279964
    10. 10. SUCCESS http://www.flickr.com/photos/29406311@N04/3120877348
    11. 11. ttance Admi Easy http://www.flickr.com/photos/46944516@N00/9472130308
    12. 12. Motivation http://www.flickr.com/photos/85608594@N00/11230538153
    13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45409431@N00/7300182228 Recovery Freedom
    14. 14. Fight for your family! "No one is stepping up and speaking out, so we haven't tapped into the potential power of people saying 'this is a problem for us.'" -William McColl, director of government relations for the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.
    15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/64535987@N00/4118711449 SPEAK OUT http://www.flickr.com/photos/41247051@N00/439592023 http://www.flickr.com/photos/38999923@N06/3728604649
    16. 16. “You cannot say no to life, you have to fight back and beat the odds, you gotta take your stand because nothing is stronger than you.” -Shubhanshu Tiwari http://www.flickr.com/photos/42986213@N02/8585971023
    17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/39016170@N04/5863884809
    18. 18. Recovery Motivation Speaking Out
    19. 19. Addiction Coverage Success http://www.flickr.com/photos/61027058@N00/5408608277
    20. 20. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10563720@N03/3752428880 Save Lives

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