In collaboration with Legal Action Center, we’ve explored key insurance barriers to affordable, timely and appropriate care for mental health and substance use. The result of this work is a four-report series including surveys of all 50 states and detailing recommendations to improve insurance regulation.

Policymakers, regulators, and advocates have a responsibility to ensure access to mental health and substance use care. The adoption of proposed recommendations, together with increased enforcement of the 2008 Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, would create significant improvements in care.