Administration Intensifies Enforcement Of Laws Protecting Equal Coverage For Mental Illnesses

The New York Times (11/7, Pear, Subscription Publication) reports the Obama Administration “is stepping up enforcement of laws that require equal insurance coverage for mental and physical illnesses, a move officials say will help combat an opioid overdose epidemic.” In late October, a White House task force “found that compliance” with Federal mental health parity laws and regulations has been “lagging” and “said insurers needed to understand that coverage for the treatment of drug addiction must be comparable to that for other conditions like depression, schizophrenia, cancer and heart disease.”

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— “U.S. Enforcing Insurance Law to Help Fight Opioid Abuse,”Robert Pear, The New York Times, November 7, 2016.

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