In an effort to save money in the federal employee health insurance program, aides to President Bush are reviewing options that could including cutting mental-health parity benefits.
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The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) has released a new report that could serve as the blueprint for a more public-health-oriented approach to dealing with chemical dependency.
Two recent studies arrive at different conclusions regarding the status of addiction treatment under public-sector managed care.
The founder of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pa., blamed managed care for the problems being faced by treatment centers.
Vice President Al Gore expressed support for parity coverage for addiction treatment and promised to increase funding for school- and community-based prevention efforts if elected president.
Vice President Al Gore expressed support for parity coverage for addiction treatment in response to a questionnaire from a field organization. George W. Bush did not reply to the query, however.
Alcohol and drug treatment specialists representing communities from six Western states joined together to brainstorm strategies to drive up demand for better quality treatment.
A lawsuit was filed against Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, accusing the insurer of denying medical treatment for children and young adults suffering from chemical dependency.
A pair of Minnesota lawmakers recently held a hearing in hopes of advancing legislation that would prohibit health insurers from limiting addiction treatment.
Funding for substance abuse treatment is not keeping up with spending on other types of health care, never mind the need for services.