In the News: Bellock becomes voice for reason at mental health, addiction parity hearing

Angela Underwood | DuPage Policy Journal


Rep. Patricia Bellock (R-Hinsdale) will not give up on seeing further awareness for mental health and addiction parity in the insurance industry.

“I just want to say I feel that Illinois going back 15 years ago, we did one of the first parity laws in the state of Illinois, then we did a second parity law even before the feds ever did a parity law, so I think we are on the right track, I just think we all need to pull together,” Bellock said at Friday's House Mental Health Committee hearing on addiction parity, which dealt largely with mentally ill and addicted patients not receiving timely care due to insurance coverage that has proven to result in death. ..

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