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Insurance commissioner files brief supporting rights of people suffering from mental illness
Lake County News

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Thursday filed a friend of the court brief supporting the rights of people suffering from mental illness to receive full coverage from their insurers for all medically necessary treatment of their illnesses.

“Individuals suffering from mental illnesses have long faced disparity in the coverage they receive from their insurers, and the time is now to end this practice,” Commissioner Jones said. “The Mental Health Parity Act was created to ensure that people affected by mental illnesses receive the coverage they need, and insurers have an obligation to abide by this critical law.”