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Governor Bullock Signs Groundbreaking Legislation to Provide Mental Health Parity

June 3, 2017View for printing

Montana Mental Health Parity Act will give equal treatment for physical health, mental health, and substance use disorders

Montana Governor Steve Bullock today held a ceremonial bill signing for groundbreaking legislation, the Montana Mental Health Parity Act (HB 142), which will provide for mental health parity to give equal treatment for physical health, mental health conditions, and substance use disorders in insurance plans.

"This groundbreaking legislation will help to bolster a full continuum of services for individuals with untreated mental health needs so that they can seek the care they need and deserve," said Governor Bullock. "This is a good deal for Montanans to drive down healthcare costs, increase access to care, and save lives."

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