On the 10th Anniversary of MHPAEA, We Thank You
Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). We remember when too many doors were closed to those living with mental health and substance use challenges. When treatment was denied to those most in need. A time when the hope of recovery was dim for […]
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Is the Problem Cultural Incompetence or Racism?
Behavioral health providers hear the call for culturally competent and responsive services. But, there’s another important call to action less discussed — the disparities caused by racism. There is a rising tide of public awareness about the effect of racial bias on public services and the lives of people of color. News stories […]
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Your iPhone is obsolete and so is integration as we know it
A decade ago, the iPhone was just a glimmer in a designer’s eye, and integration was a transformative concept in healthcare. The idea that we could improve patients’ health and extend their lives by addressing both their physical and behavioral health needs was unfamiliar to many—even revolutionary. Today, we still have a long way to […]
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King v. Parity
Sometime between Thursday and next Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court will issue its decision in what could be the final legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. Pundits, politicians and legal scholars are holding their collective breath as we wait to find out if the Court will strike down the federal subsidies that help millions […]
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Parity and Public Safety
What does parity mean for the significant public safety threat emerging from untreated substance use disorders?
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