Colorado can’t wait 20 years
March 2, 2020
It’s a common refrain among Coloradans that their insurance plans don’t adequately cover mental health and substance use, despite state and federal parity laws that require equal treatment for mental and physical health.
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey just announced settlements with five insurance companies that had been investigated for imposing unlawful barriers to mental health and substance use care. We commend Attorney General Healey and her staff for prioritizing consumers and bringing our country one step closer to mental health parity.
Massachusetts enacted their mental health parity law 20 years ago. But Colorado cannot wait 20 years to reign in unlawful and discriminatory practices when it comes to accessing care for mental health and substance use conditions.