Southeast Pennsylvania Demand Treatment! receives support from the state's insurance commissioner that will help make sure Act 106 is enforced as written.
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U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation that would provide addiction-treatment parity under group health plans and health insurance coverage.
The Open Society Institute's Baltimore program office is funding treatment-advocacy and harm-reduction activities by the Maryland chapter of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.
Insurance companies will not have to follow state mandates to offer treatment of substance use disorders, if the governor signs a bill sent to him this week.
Maine's legislators and governor overwhelmingly supported a comprehensive parity bill for substance use disorders.
A bill under consideration in the Texas legislature would prohibit insurers from denying claims for care of injuries sustained while under the influence of alcohol.
Vermont Govenor James Douglas wants a new 80-bed facility by the end of the year.
Members of the Des Moines (Iowa) Demand Treatment! leadership team sponsor legislation, educate legislators, and pass resolutions to fight for equal coverage for treatment.
The group Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy is calling on insurance companies to provide more comprehensive coverage of addiction treatment for adolescents.
The tragic death of Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) on Friday led to an outpouring of grief and accolades for a leader that Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle called “one of the most noble and courageous men I have ever known.”