Raising Women’s Voices

North Carolina Mental Health Parity Law Takes Effect

Posted in Health Disparities, Insurance companies by raisingwomensvoices on July 21, 2008

North Carolina health care insurers must provide the same amount of coverage for certain mental conditions as they do for physical ailments under a state law that took effect on Tuesday, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The North Carolina General Assembly last year passed the “mental health parity” measure to require that nine common mental health conditions be covered at levels equal to physical conditions. The conditions are bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, paranoid or psychotic disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

read_more: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/113789.php

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