Link: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/31/500056803/federal-panel-calls-for-stricter-enforcement-of-mental-health-care-parity-law

By Jenny Gold
October 31, 2016

Acknowledging that "there is more work to be done" to ensure that patients with mental illness and addiction don't face discrimination in their health care, a presidential task force made a series of recommendations Friday including $9.3 million in funding to improve enforcement of the federal parity law.

The long-awaited report is the product of a task force President Obama announced in March during a speech about the opioid epidemic.