UnitedHealth Shirking Mental Health Obligations, Suit Says

Law360, New York (March 11, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT) -- Three UnitedHealth Group beneficiaries hit the insurance giant with a putative class action in New York federal court on Monday, accusing it of throwing up roadblocks to patients seeking coverage for mental health services in violation of both federal and state laws.

The beneficiaries, along with the New York State Psychiatric Association, claim United has systematically implemented practices and policies designed to eliminate, reduce or discourage the provision of mental health care, violating the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, New York state's equivalent, known...
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