Equal Coverage For All
DENVER, Sept. 28—Coloradans go out of network for mental health care around seven times as often as they do for physical care. Mental health providers are reimbursed at rates about 40 percent lower than other health care providers according to a 2017 study that looked at equality in health care.
Wednesday, Oct. marks the 10th anniversary of the “Parity Act.” The act made mental health coverage equal to physical health coverage. And although the mental health and substance use community has made great strides toward this goal, there is still a long way to go.
Join Mental Health Colorado and the Colorado Coalition for Parity and hear the story of a family who paid a quarter of a million dollars out of pocket for mental health and substance use treatment for their son.
Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading nonprofit for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders.
Please join us for this event. For more information contact Jen Marnowski/Mental Health Colorado Communications Director, 303-309-1137
WHAT: EQUAL COVERAGE FOR ALL
WHEN: Wednesday, October 3, 12:30 pm
WHERE: State Capitol, West Foyer