Parity Enforcement Act of 2019 (HR 2848, 116th Congress)

Policy Details

Policy Details

Originating Entity
Last Action
Referred to Committee
Date of Last Action
May 20 2019
Congressional Session
116th Congress
Date Introduced
May 20 2019
Publication Date
Jun 10 2019

SciPol Summary

The Parity Enforcement Act of 2019 (HR 2848, 116th Congress) seeks to strengthen parity of mental health and substance use disorder benefits. The Act would accomplish this by amending the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to explicitly include strengthened parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.

According to a study published in 2017, many individuals in the US still have a difficult time accessing mental health and substance use disorder treatment through health insurance coverage.

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