Parity for Mental Health Services At Risk

The Affordable Health Care Act requires parity in reimbursement for mental health and substance abuse services.  That requirement means that insurance companies must treat mental health and substance abuse problems as the medical conditions that they are.   Patients benefit and the requirement is particularly important in addressing the opioid epidemic.

The Kaiser Health Network listed parity as one of the benefits threatened by substitutions for the ACA.  Read the full article here.

 

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