Mental Health Insurance: Parity In Care

Mental Health Insurance: Parity In Care

A major victory has been achieved in the long battle to get mental illness covered by health insurance like other medical conditions, but the fight isn’t over.

The Obama administration issued regulations Nov. 8 requiring insurers to cover mental health and addiction in the same way as physical illnesses.

Individuals with mental illnesses have long had to jump through hoops to prove they have a “worthy illness,” deserving of treatment, says Maggie Labarta, president and CEO of Gainesville-based Meridian Behavioral Healthcare.

Read more at http://www.theledger.com/article/20131123/EDIT01/131129633/1036?Title=Mental-Health-Insurance-Parity-In-Care