The platforms of both political parties endorse some form of parity, though the Republican platform does not specifically include access to addiction treatment.
A parity law will be an important milestone, but it's clear that it does not mean that there will suddenly be easy access to care. Insurers will implement tight managed care protocols and, practically speaking, things may not be very different. Parity does not equal equity. This will be the next long struggle. More...
Norman DeLisle, MDRC
"With Liberty and Access for All!"
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