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Policy Research & Advocacy

We pride ourselves in giving a voice to people with Substance Use Disorders and the recovery community on the federal, state, and local levels.

Affordable Care Act of 2010

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 is one aspect of a broader movement toward reforming the health care system. People living with mental health challenges or substance use disorders often have problems getting private health insurance - now there are special insurance protections to help.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) established requirements for equal opportunities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications for citizens with disabilties - including people with mental illnesses and addictions.

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 required insurance groups offering coverage for mental health or substance use disorders to make these benefits comparable to general medical coverage. Deductibles, copays, out-of-pocket maximums, treatment limitations, etc., for mental health or substance use disorders must be no more restrictive than the same requirements or benefits offered for other medical care.