Mental Health Parity
VPA continues to hear reports of consumer and provider concerns about insurance policies that provide a steeper slope of access to mental health and substance abuse services, despite federal and state laws requiring mental health parity in insurance coverage.
Do you feel that your insurance is not playing fair with access to mental health services? Here is a list of resources to provide further information on the topic:
NPR’s All Things Considered
Results of a national survey and an educational video, in addition to more resource links.
American Psychiatric Association
If you or your therapist are stymied and think you are being discriminated against by the insurance company, print out and discuss this poster and what action steps you can take.
VT Dept. of Financial Regulation, Insur. Division
Milton J. Marasch, Ph.D.
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Public Education and Outreach
Mental Health Disorders
In addition to speaking with your psychologist or mental health provider about your mental health or the mental health of a family member or friend, the following websites provide additional information about mental health disorders:
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