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Friday, January 3, 2014

Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs - NYTimes.com

Medicare to Cover More Mental Health Costs - NYTimes.com: The Medicare change follows new regulations issued last month by the administration for the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, which expanded the principle of equal treatment for psychological illnesses to all forms health insurance. But that law does not apply to Medicare.

“Hopefully, older adults who previously were unable to afford to see a therapist will now be more likely to do so,” said Andrea Callow, a policy lawyer with the Center for Medicare Advocacy.