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Mental Health Parity Act
29
Mar

President Unveils Addiction Treatment Parity Plan

par·i·ty ˈperədē/ noun  the state or condition of being equal, especially regarding status or pay.  The word parity is one that is particularly important, especially to those living with mental health disorders and/or addiction. If you have been following the news regarding the prescription opioid epidemic, and the scourge of heroin addiction that has followed...
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06
Oct

Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle – A Conspiracy of Silence

It’s time to talk about addiction in a different way. It is time for the nation to treat addiction and mental illness in the same way as we do other potentially debilitating diseases. At the forefront of changing the dialogue about addiction is former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, the son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy....
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14
Nov

Update: Implementing The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act of 2008

One step at a time…implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 On November 8, 2013, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued a press release that outlined their final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits as applied in group and...
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