Parity: One Giant Leap to Combatting Substance Abuse

Hannah Hager

The federal government has taken a large step in ending discrimination and stigma toward those with mental health and substance abuse disorders. In November 2013, aparity rule was issued stating that insurance plans must offer equal coverage on mental health benefits as they do for general health benefits. The recent action was the final step in implementing The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. "The law generally prevents group hea...
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