The costs of mental health parity: still an impediment?

  title={The costs of mental health parity: still an impediment?},
  author={Colleen L. Barry and Richard Gabriel Frank and Thomas G. McGuire},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={25 3},
Parity in mental health benefits rectifies unfairness in health insurance coverage and reduces financial risk for those with mental illness. However, increased coverage for mental illness has been seen as creating inefficiencies and increasing total spending, based largely on results from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment conducted in the 1970s. Newer… CONTINUE READING