Link: http://khn.org/news/presidents-task-force-aims-to-help-end-discrimination-in-mental-health-coverage/

By Jenny Gold
March 31, 2016

Tucked in remarks the president made Tuesday on the opioid epidemic was his announcement of a new task force on mental health parity - aimed at ensuring that people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems don't face discrimination in the health care system. Despite a landmark 2008 law intended to do just that, enforcement has been paltry, and advocates say discrimination has continued.