Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is about to sign a bill mandating parity insurance coverage for mental illness, but the measure does not include addiction treatment.
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A compromise version of a South Carolina mental-health parity bill excludes coverage for addiction treatment.
A measure under consideration in Congress could allow small employers to exempt themselves from state insurance laws, including those mandating parity coverage for addiction and mental health.
A bill that calls for parity insurance coverage for addiction and mental health has passed the Oregon Senate on a 23-6 vote.
An unwanted state study wound up helping advocates of addiction and mental health parity make their case in New Jersey.
Reno Demand Treatment! participates in a legislative effort to introduce legislation that would repeal a law allowing insurance companies to deny coverage for drug or alcohol-related injuries.
A provider in central Wisconsin is reporting that insurers are refusing to pay treatment costs for methamphetamine.
The New York Court of Appeals ruled that disability-insurance policies are not discriminatory even though they fail to provide the same coverage for people with addiction or mental-health problems as offered to those with physical injuries.
Health-insurance companies have been successful in blocking a bill that would mandate equal coverage for mental and physical illnesses.
The New York Assembly passed a bill that requires insurance companies to pay for mental health and addiction treatment in the same manner as physical conditions, but the state Senate introduced its own bill that excludes addiction coverage.