Mental health minimum benefits bolstered - amednews.com: Millions more will get psychiatric coverage
The Affordable Care Act’s minimum benefits mandate and a federal parity law will combine to provide mental health and substance abuse coverage to more than 32 million Americans who didn’t have any before, according to the Obama administration.
|Insurance status||Have benefits||Will gain benefits||Total with parity benefits|
|Individual plan||7.1 million||3.9 million||11 million|
|Small-group plan||23.3 million||1.2 million||24.5 million|
|Uninsured||none||27 million||27 million|
|All||30.4 million||32.1 million||62.5 million|
Source: “Affordable Care Act Will Expand Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits and Federal Parity Protections for 62 Million Americans,” Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Dept. of Health and Human Services, Feb. 20 (link) Sphere: Related Content