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Mental Health

Our Position

Mental health is an important part of a person’s overall health and well-being. Every day, health insurance providers work with people, providers, and communities to ensure access to mental health care and support. That includes reaching out to more members, especially those at high risk, expanding telehealth, and creating new programs to support good mental health. We are working hard to ensure that mental and behavioral health treatment is covered at levels that are on par with physical health treatment. Health insurance providers are using effective solutions to coordinate and integrate mental health with medical and physical health care and help reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions.

We’re making progress – more people are getting treatment they need. But we need to do much more. We need more behavioral health experts, more robust accreditation standards to ensure patients are getting good care, and continued integration of mental health into patients’ overall health.

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Health Insurance Providers Actions Concerning Behavioral Health

Health insurance providers see firsthand the vital role that behavioral health plays in overall health. Working together, we can improve affordable access and high-quality mental health and substance use disorder care—so everyone can get the care they need, when they need it, to achieve their best health.

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