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Comment on Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Parity
Mental health and substance use disorder treatment is part of comprehensive medical care. Almost one in five American adults will experience a diagnosable mental health condition this year, and more than half of Americans know someone in treatment for a substance use disorder. Yet, approximately half of all Americans are not aware of the protections in place to guarantee equal insurance coverage for mental health issues, substance use disorders, and physical health care.
Mental health and substance use disorder parity means that insurance benefits for mental health care and substance use disorder treatment must be comparable to physical health benefits.
Tell us what you think!
The Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force wants to hear about your experience with mental health and substance use disorder treatment services. How have parity protections affected you? What are your suggestions for improving awareness of parity protections and monitoring health plans' compliance with parity?
|Comment on Parity
The comment period is open until Wednesday, August 31, 2016.
For more information, visit www.hhs.gov/parity.