This article in Bloomberg Businessweek discussing how insurers are failing to comply with the Parity Act - with fatal consequences for thousands of Americans - includes interviews with two national partners of the Parity at 10 Campaign, The Kennedy Forum and Center on Addiction, and also highlights the work of the Maryland Parity at 10 coalition.
Patrice A. Harris, M.D., president-elect of the American Medical Association and Ellen Weber, J.D., vice president of health initiatives at the Legal Action Center and director of the national Parity at 10 Campaign, outline several steps that could help make health insurance parity a reality in STAT.
U.S. News & World Report interview with Patrick Kennedy, The Kennedy Forum, in which he argues for stronger enforcement of the law and accountability for health insurers.
Parent and advocate, Sharon Richmond, tells the story of her son and looks to the State of New York to prioritize enforcement of the Parity Law on CBS NY.
Parent and advocate, Sharon Richmond, tells the story of her son and looks to the State of New York to prioritize enforcement of the Parity Law in this Newsday op-ed.
Parent and advocate, Patricia A. Roos, urges the public legislators to support moving parity legislation forward in New Jersey in this Insider NJ op-ed.
Op-ed in The Baltimore Sun by Ellen Weber, VP for Health Initiatives at LAC and Ronald Weich, Dean of the University of Baltimore Law School, calling on Maryland policy-makers and regulators to strengthen existing efforts to hold insurers responsible.
Center on Addiction and Legal Action Center experts present findings of the Parity at 10 landscape reviews conducting in each state, and call for a shift in the enforcement framework in this Health Affairs blog.
Op-ed piece in the Columbus Dispatch authored by Lori Criss, Chief Executive Officer at The Ohio Council, emphasizing the need for greater enforcement of the Parity Act in Ohio.
A Morning Consult opinion piece that urges a commitment to more legal action, more public pressure and more aggressive enforcement of mental health laws.
Washington Post article highlights Maryland's latest report on the opioid epidemic.
Special feature piece in Practical Pain Management showcasing model programs that address gaps in professional training, treatment access, and insurance coverage.
New York Times opinion piece about the need to improve access to mental health care, featuring a quote from Ellen Weber, Vice President for Health Initiatives, Legal Action Center.
Chicago Tribune reports on the State of Illinois's recent passage of a bill designed to make it easier for patients to access insurance coverage for mental health and substance use treatment. The article quotes David Lloyd, Director of Policy and Programs, Kennedy Forum, Illinois.
Modern Healthcare highlights the need and suggested path to strengthen enforcement of federal and state Parity Laws, featuring a quote from Ellen Weber, Vice President for Health Initiatives, Legal Action Center.
The Beacon Journal/Ohio.com presents new data and the Parity at 10’s campaign to support the state’s obligation to look more closely at what it can do to better ensure equal treatment for those with mental health and substance use disorders.
Dayton Daily News discusses what the State of Ohio is doing, and can do better, to ensure parity.
The Chicago Tribune covers the current state of the federal mental health parity law, the coverage disparities that still exist and what advocates are doing to promote greater public awareness and enforcement. The article quotes Patrick Kennedy, Founder, The Kennedy Forum and David Lloyd, Director of Policy and Programs, Kennedy Forum, Illinois.
Patrick Kennedy, Founder, The Kennedy Forum, authors this op-ed in The Hill to bring attention to parity and the need to include it in all opioid-related legislation being considered in Congress.
Patrick Kennedy, Founder, The Kennedy Forum, authors this op-ed in The Hill to highlight findings from the Milliman report, which confirms that insurers are not adhering to the Parity Act.
National Public Radio reviews the Milliman report, findings indicate continued disparities in treatment access and coverage.
Stat News looks at the Milliman report, which highlights coverage gaps and lower reimbursement rates for mental and behavioral health care.
Mental Health Weekly covers the introduction of the Parity at 10 Campaign in their November issue.
Behavioral Healthcare Executive introduces the Parity at 10 Campaign. Ellen Weber, Vice President for Health Initiatives at the Legal Action Center, is quoted in the article.