I’m glad this is happening:
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 interim rules were issued by the Obama administration and showcased today on January 29, 2010.
The law is officially known as the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. The law essentially requires employer-sponsored health plans to provide coverage for addiction and mental illness on a level consistent with other health problems.
I have a friend who volunteers for several mental health organizations who is very happy with these changes. Hopefully some of you with some expertise can explain what the changes are from the status quo and why this is such a big deal.