Category Archives: Stay Informed


States to Determine Essential Health Benefits Package

Newly released guidance from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that states will be given flexibility to set state-specific Essential Health Benefits Packages (EHB).  The Affordable Care Act requires the EHB cover 10 categories of benefits, including … Continue reading

Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board is Moving Ahead

On December 19th, the Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD) submitted comments to the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange Board. The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (HBE), an integral part of the Maryland’s health care reform implementation, was established by the Maryland … Continue reading

Parity Perspectives from Other States

In California California Health Line  -11/30 Union Calls on State to Investigate Kaiser’s Mental Health Care The National Union of Healthcare Workers is asking California officials to investigate whether, as indicated by a recent survey, Kaiser patients have to wait … Continue reading

Just Released FAQ on the Federal Parity Law

The US Department of Labor (USDOL) released FAQS About Affordable Care Act Implementation Part VII and Mental Health Parity Implementation on November 17, 2011. While these FAQs do not address all of the issues identified and aren’t everything advocates asked for, … Continue reading