Enforcing Mental Health Parity Through the ACA - A Study of Mental Health Benefits by State and a Roadmap for Change
Learning Areas:Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe how the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded mental health benefits. Identify how there is broad variability from state to state in how plans define and limit their mental health benefits under the ACA’s Essential Health Benefits. Discuss how current enforcement of MHPAEA is ineffective. Describe how MHPAEA enforcement can be strengthened by targeting enforcement on plans sold in public exchanges
Keyword(s): Mental Health, Affordable Care Act
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