Mental Health Coverage

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We need comprehensive mental health coverage, stat

I've had mental health coverage on the brain ever since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month. When I first heard about the horrific tragedy, I almost immediately wondered...

15 insurers fail to make mental health notifications, fined $2.7M

New York has fined 15 insurers a total of $2.7 million because they failed to notify small businesses about special mental health coverage available for purchase. Under Timothy's Law, which is named

Blue Shield retroactively covers autism treatment

Blue Shield of California has reached a deal with the California Department of Insurance to immediately cover the cost of an autism treatment called applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. Per the

Reintroduced bill aims to expand Medicare's mental health coverage

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) reintroduced a bill that would expand Medicare's mental healthcare coverage by eliminating a cap on Medicare services for mentally ill patients.

Mental health and physical health gain equal legal footing

Group health plans can no longer set higher costs for caring for patients' mental healthcare than their medical and surgical services due to a new federal law. The sweeping change applies to the

MA expands mental health coverage requirements

A new law has gone into effect in Massachusetts that expands existing limits on care for a new group of mental health disorders, sparking warnings from some observers that the price tag may be more

Congress passes mental health parity measure

After years of skirmishing and compromise, Congress has finally passed a mental health parity bill. The bill, as approved by both houses, would prohibit employers offering mental health coverage from