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State Policy Network Opposition to Mental Health Parity
PSN on July 16, 2007 - 8:54am
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A recently passed bill in North Carolina will require mental health parity as part of health coverage; an achievement all should applaud. All except the State Policy Network, an alliance of right-wing "think" tanks. They'd rather complain about the cost mental health coverage would lead to, and mock the treatment of such disorders as pyromania of hypochondriasis.
Which leads one to wonder if SPN thinks it's cheaper to leave such people untreated. It seems like the fire marshall or the doctor would agree its best to address the root problem. After all, if health coverage is to work, it can't just cover part of your health, it needs to be comprehensive, covering mental and physical health.