Obama Gun-Control Plan Pledges More Mental Care Coverage

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 5:35 PM EST) -- Responding to a spate of mass shootings, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would take executive action to guarantee insurance companies and Medicaid plans cover mental-health services in the same manner as medical and surgical care.

While cautioning that the vast majority of mentally ill Americans are not violent, the president signaled he would act to ensure adequate treatment is available by finalizing the implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which has languished since interim final rules were unveiled...
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