Affordable Care Act, Essential Health Benefits, Health Policy

The time is now for final rules re: mental health parity

The time is now for final rules re: mental health parity

This NY Times article illustrates the need for final rulemaking from the federal government on the issue of mental health parity.  While the Affordable Care Act strengthens existing parity laws by mandating substance use and mental health services be covered under the Essential Health Benefits provision, defining and enforcing parity has proven to be a challenge.