After Newtown Shootings, Questions About Mental Health Insurance Coverage

Kaiser Health News staff writer Jenny Gold reports: "Insurance coverage for mental health treatment has long been spotty. More than a quarter of U.S. adults have a diagnosable mental health problem in any given year, but fewer than half receive treatment. While the Affordable Care Act, along with the Mental Health Parity Act of 2008, go a long way toward assuring coverage for most Americans, some gaps persist. There are questions, for example, about just what counts as equivalent treatment under the parity law, and whether it's being fully enforced. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about mental health coverage" (Gold, 12/18). Read the story.  

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