Access to Care for Patients with Mental Health Issues

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What are parity statutes like where you live?

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What do parity statute violations look like? What can I do if I see or hear about them?

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  1. April 26, 2019 by Alexandra Lily Shank

    What an illuminating project! Bravo.

  2. April 27, 2019 by Rebecca Verghese

    This was really interesting. I am surprised that Hawaii got a D. I also really liked the visuals. Good job!

  3. April 28, 2019 by Addie Anderson

    Great project! Interesting and beautifully laid out. I was surprised to learn my state earned a D grade!

  4. April 28, 2019 by Aria.Chang

    Hi Juliana,

    What a beautiful presentation! I actually did not know about the mental health parity laws, so that was very interesting. Have you thought about how we can reform these laws?

    • May 01, 2019 by Juliana.Shank

      Thanks for the comment! I think we need to make sure that all states keep an up-to-date definition of mental health, make sure that their statutes reflect the acts put forth by the federal government, and that states conduct studies to ensure the laws are working the way the are intended. Hopefully, the group in my state will come to some more conclusions on how we can improve our laws.

  5. April 29, 2019 by Aneesha.Kumar

    Hi Juliana, your project was very well laid out and super interesting to read! I learned a lot about mental health laws. Great job!

  6. April 29, 2019 by Anjali.Mirmira

    Hi, Juliana. This is a very informative and interesting presentation. I had not fully understood the extent to which insurance companies are able to discriminate against those with mental health challenges. Do you think that metal health protections can be further incorporated into anti-discrimination law?
    Playing the other side of the coin here, if we covered all mental health challenges, everyone would have to pay more for insurance since it is a “pool” system. It is possible that some could become concerned with having to pay more for insurance than they do now, especially since mental health challenges are so prevalent, and therefore cause more inequality among who can afford insurance. How might you respond to someone who raises that concern?

    • May 01, 2019 by Juliana.Shank

      Thanks for your comment! You do raise a good question. As I noted in my presentations, some experts do think that insurance companies already have the capacity to offer equal coverage, they just choose not to. Hopefully, even if insurance did become more expensive, subsidies could help lessen the burden/or programs like Medicaid. Tough question – I’m not sure!

  7. April 30, 2019 by Aminah.Asghar

    This topic is really interesting, I hadn’t thought a lot about it before. I also appreciated you highlighting the injustice in traditional views that undermine mental illnesses.

  8. April 30, 2019 by Christopher Ko

    This is a very interesting presentation. I loved the visuals, as it kept a very bright and colorful image that kept me engaged in your project. I did a project sort of similar to this in where I talked about depression on a college level, and I think that not just depression, but people struggling with their mental health need to reach out and how there is a need for an increase in awareness for mental health.

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