Financial Relief: The Effect of State Mental Health Parity Laws on Families of Children with Mental Health Care Needs

Vol. X, No. 6
August 2007

What are the financial effects of state mental health parity laws on families of children with mental health needs? Susan Busch Ph.D., and colleagues examined the impact of state mental health parity laws on out-of-pocket spending of families with children needing mental health care and found that these laws lowered the out-of-pocket costs of a family in this situation. Learn more in the HCFO Findings Brief.