APA’s Jeste Points Out Significance Of SCOTUS Ruling For People With Mental Illnesses.

In a news release (6/28, pdf), the American Psychiatric Association issued a statement from its president, Dilip V. Jeste, MD, who pointed out the significance of the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate. Dr. Jeste stated, “The law is especially significant because, when fully implemented along with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, it will protect the rights of individuals with mental illnesses to have access to appropriate care.”

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