My wife is a Certified Addictions Professional and works as a Psychotherapist at large treatment center. Her entire industry is gearing up to be absolutely swamped by addicts seeking treatment now that it must be covered under the ACA. They expect the rush to be particularly heavy on January 1st, when those suffering with addiction first sign up for ACA-compliant plans and immediately enroll in inpatient treatment centers. In some ways, I think this is great. My wife just received a very nice salary increase because CAPs are in HUGE demand right now. I also think it's great that long-term addicts can finally get the treatment they need (even though the recidivism rate among addicts in short-term inpatient treatment programs -- the types covered by ACA -- are massive). On the other hand, how fair is it that all the non-addicts now must pay large premium increases to suddenly start sending addicts off for inpatient treatment? Why should a life-long teetotaler pay for coverage that he'll never need?