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The Challenges Of Advancing Mental Health Parity

CQ HealthBeat: Mental-Health Parity, On Paper And In Practice
Having access to mental-health care ought to be as easy as getting a gun, President Barack Obama said days after a troubled young shooter killed 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school shortly before Christmas. Yet even though two recent laws have given Washington a head start toward reaching the goal of expansive mental-health care, challenges remain in converting statutory promises into benefits that patients can count on (Adams, 4/22).

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