Since 2008, Insurers Have Been Required by Law to Cover Mental Health—Why Many Still Don't

The Atlantic

March 11, 2013


The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act -- which requires group health insurance plans that offer coverage for mental illness and substance use disorders to provide those benefits in no more restrictive way than all other treatments -- was signed into law almost five years ago. But significant hurdles are still preventing it from taking effect.
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