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Study: Parity is Cheap, But Must Be Mandated — and Enforced

Requiring insurers to cover addiction and mental illness on par with other types of diseases raises insurance premiums just 0.2 percent annually, a new report says.

Study: Parity is Cheap, But Must Be Mandated — and Enforced

Requiring insurers to cover addiction and mental illness on par with other types of diseases raises insurance premiums just 0.2 percent annually, a new report says.

Vermont Employer Extends Parity

Fletcher Allen Health Care, one of the state's largest self-insured employers, is exempt from a statewide parity bill. But the organization will offer comprehensive treatment coverage starting January 1.

Study Finds Vermont's Parity Law Effective

As the U.S. Congress debates a behavioral healthcare parity law, a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) study shows that Vermont's mental-health parity law is effective in controlling costs.

PRO-ACT Makes Progress in Demand for Treatment

Southeast Pennsylvania Demand Treatment! receives support from the state's insurance commissioner that will help make sure Act 106 is enforced as written.

'Heart Act' Would Provide Treatment Parity Under Group Plans

U.S. lawmakers are considering legislation that would provide addiction-treatment parity under group health plans and health insurance coverage.

Soros Group, NCADD Chapter Partner for Baltimore Treatment Advocacy

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.

Millions of Texans May Lose Coverage for Treatment

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 Passes Parity Coverage

Maine's legislators and governor overwhelmingly supported a comprehensive parity bill for substance use disorders.

Texas Takes on the UPPL

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.

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