- More than 25 years after the first federal mental health parity protections were put in place, adequate coverage for behavioral health care remains elusive. This brief explains the federal behavioral health parity requirements and sets out key policy issues.
About three-quarters of states that responded to our behavioral health survey (33 of 45) do not cover all three core crisis services for adults under fee-for-service Medicaid, but most states cover at least one core crisis service (41 of 45).
- This issue brief focuses on the access and coverage of mental health services using data from the 2022 KFF Women’s Health Survey.
- These FAQs review mental health and substance use disorder coverage and cost sharing in Medicare and discuss recent policy changes related to coverage of mental health and substance use disorder treatments.
Access and coverage