Mental Health Parity Passes House

May 20, 2019

House of Representatives unanimously vote to approve legislation mandating insurance coverage for mental health and treatment of substance abuse.

The legislation requires insurance companies to cover mental health and substance use disorder treatment at the same level as physical health. The bill also requires insurance companies to submit documentation each March to the Insurance Commissioner certifying whether they are complying with parity.

People with mental health and substance use disorders deserve the same access to care as those with cancer and heart disease.

House Bill 7125, An Act Concerning Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits, and introduced it in his committee.

I am proud to support legislation that ensures equal treatment and mental health parity for all in Connecticut.

The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.