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Congress is working to strengthen legislation that requires health insurance companies to treat mental health benefits like physical health ones. By Allison Ivie While 47 percent of U.S. adults will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, the. Share on: By Allison Ivie. While 47 percent of U.S. adults will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, the majority (60 percent) never seek treatment..
One factor in this equation has been lack of mental health insurance coverage—something the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) was designed to help by requiring health insurance companies to. The Senate passed the first major mental health legislation in nearly a decade, sending the 21 st Century Cures Act to President Barack Obama, who has promised to sign it. The Senate voted 94-5 to. The bill strengthens laws mandating parity for mental and physical health care and includes grants to increase the number of psychologists and psychiatrists, who are in short supply across the country. Last week, a federal court in San Francisco took a significant step toward accomplishing what Congress failed to pull off a decade ago: Pushing health insurers to pay for mental health care like.
Mental health advocates have described it as the most significant piece of mental health legislation since the 2008 law requiring equal insurance coverage for mental and physical health. The new legislation places a strong emphasis. The bill strengthens laws mandating parity for mental and physical health care and includes grants to increase the number of psychologists and psychiatrists, who are in short supply across the country. Efforts to strengthen the country’s tattered mental health system, and help millions of Americans suffering from mental illness, got a big boost Wednesday thanks to a massive health care package. Thus, Mental Health America supports insurance-parity legislation.
Congress took a first step toward ending such discriminatory insurance practices when it enacted the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. The Act established the principle that there should be no disparity in health insurance between mental-health and general medical benefits. The Affordable Care Act and other U.S. laws sought to put insurance coverage for mental health conditions on equal footing with.
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