Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Write to Congress- Demand Health Coverage for Addiction Treatment!

A new bill, H.2874/S.1576 the Behavioral Health Coverage Transparency Act, has been introduced in both houses of Congress. This bill will help to ensure insurance companies are complying with the Parity Act, legislation which was passed over a decade ago and requires most health insurance companies to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders the same way they cover treatment for other diseases. 

Along with establishing a Consumer Parity Unit, this important legislation would require federal agencies to provide needed oversight for families in crisis to get help, submit complaints and receive a timely response. 

Millions of families still struggle to get insurance coverage for needed treatment and are unaware of their rights under the Parity Act. With nearly 290 Americans dying every day from a drug overdose or suicide, now is the time to strengthen and enforce the Parity Act. 

Tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor H.R. 2874/S.1576!

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