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A strong, new mental health parity law

new mental health parity law

SB 1707, a bipartisan mental health parity bill, is now the law of the state.

It had strong support, passing 106-9 in the House and 52-0 in the Senate and was enacted as part of an Illinois GOP response to the opioid crisis.

The bill, now Public Act 100-1023, takes a multi-pronged approach, by expanding access to addiction treatment, increasing health plan transparency, and improving parity enforcement.

Read more in our September newsletter.

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Data Matters

Medicaid Expansion

The vast majority of the newly enrolled, some 623,000 people, gained coverage through the Medicaid expansion. Map

ACA Marketplace

We’ve mapped the zip codes that had at least 50 ACA signups as of February 2016. Maps: Metro areaState

Demographics of the Uninsured

Detailed characteristics of Illinois’ uninsured by age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, employment, and other factors. Charts

Mental Health Services

An independent analysis detailing how Chicago’ inadequate public mental health services require major reform, and laying out a roadmap to achieve it. Report


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