November 10, 2013
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius , shown testifying Tuesday before a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington, attended the Carter Center symposium on mental health. Under the Affordable Care Act mental health visits and co-pays have to be in line with those for general medical care. (REuters)
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The Affordable Care Act requires that mental health coverage not be more restrictive than general medical care
The federal government has released rules on insurance parity between mental health/substance abuse benefits and general medical care benefits.