Public opinion and the mental health parity debate: lessons from the survey literature.

@article{Hanson1998PublicOA,
  title={Public opinion and the mental health parity debate: lessons from the survey literature.},
  author={Kristina W Hanson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={1059-66}
}
Research on public opinion has seldom been incorporated into the debate about appropriate coverage of mental health and substance abuse treatment services in health insurance plans. However, several surveys have been conducted to probe for voters' awareness of and attitudes toward persons with mental illness and insurance coverage of their treatment needs. Given the current debate over mandating parity for coverage of mental health and substance abuse treatment services, these data promise to… CONTINUE READING

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