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.
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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.”
People in recovery face discrimination in the workplace, health care, and everyday life, and litigation may be the only way to force changes in some cases, experts say.
A chance encounter on a New Hampshire public-radio station helped pave the way for a successful alliance between addiction and mental health advocates, resulting in a new health-insurance parity law.
Many large employers are as dissatisfied with managed behavioral healthcare as their employees are, but that doesn't mean they support parity or even lifting lifetime or episode-of-care limits on addiction treatment.