Insurers Urged to Ensure Parity on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment

Insurers Urged to Ensure Parity on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment

Health insurance companies should do more to ensure parity for substance abuse and mental health treatment, members of a congressional subcommittee said at a recent hearing.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which requires larger employer-based insurance plans to cover psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders in the same way they do illnesses, such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, was passed in 2008 and went into effect for most plans in 2010.

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