NJ Gov. Axes Bill Expanding Coverage For Substance Abuse

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 7:03 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday vetoed a measure that would have required health insurers in the State Health Benefits Program to provide the same level of coverage for certain mental illness, alcoholism and substance abuse addictions as the coverage provided for other diseases.

Christie nixed Senate Bill 1253, which would have required the same level of health insurance coverage — such as deductibles, benefit and inpatient or outpatient visit limits — for nonbiologically based mental illness, alcohol and substance abuse that is provided for...
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