Georgians are regularly unable to afford or access the preventive mental health and substance use services or treatment that they need. State and federal laws require that most insurance plans provide equal coverage, sometimes called “parity,” for behavioral health services when compared with treatment for other medical conditions. Improving and enforcing these laws would help Georgians who have private or public health insurance more easily access behavioral health services and have the services covered by their insurance.
During this interactive town hall event, you will:
• Learn why insurance parity is critical to accessing behavioral health treatment services
• Identify actions people can take if they experience a denial of coverage
• Have an opportunity to share your own experiences with parity
• Gain tools to spread the word about parity with your networks
• Hear tips about advocating for parity with state legislators and other policymakers