April 24, 2022: Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care
Sunday, April 24, at 5pm:
Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care will help make sense of what kind of mental health care is supposed to be covered, and how health plans, regulators and you can make it easier to get the therapy you need.
This critical, dynamic hour-long program will provide personal and policy examples of how individual efforts, state action, insurance practices and policy can improve on existing federal and state parity laws so more people can get much-needed care that is too-often denied. Reported stories will explain what mental health parity is supposed to look like for various conditions and what’s being done to improve enforcement. Personal stories will reveal the impact of being denied substance use and eating disorder care and the complications people and their families are forced to navigate during a crisis.
Featured guests include:
- Ali Khawar – Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Administration
- Pamela Greenberg – President and CEO at the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
- Patrick Kennedy – former U.S. Representative (D-RI), founder of The Kennedy Forum