(By Jenny Gold for California Healthline produced by Kaiser Health News)
It’s been nearly a decade since Congress passed the mental health parity act, with its promise to make mental health and substance abuse treatment just as easy to get as care for any other condition. Yet today, in the midst of the opioid epidemic and a spike in the rate of suicide, patients still struggle to get treatment. Continue reading article here…
This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, which publishes California Healthline, a service of the California Health Care Foundation.”
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