The Cost of Mental Health Parity in Oklahoma
This article addresses the need for mental health care reform mandating insurance companies to include mental health in their coverage. Author Robert Franciosi writes;
Over the past several years there has been a push at the state and national level for legislative mandates requiring insurance companies to give mental illness coverage equivalent to that for physical illness so-called mental health parity. Already 25 states have passed laws pertaining to mental health parity. Beginning in 1998 the federal government started requiring parity in annual and lifetime spending caps.