May 31, 2021
Although I have not watched this event yet, I’m told it is very good and worth watching if for no other reason than to catch the fire Patrick Kennedy demonstrates for this critical topic, and to hear Commissioner Sullivan describe the ongoing parity compliance work going on in New York State.
On May 27, The Kennedy Forum held its latest webinar, “Mental Health Parity: Ending Discrimination in Health Insurance Coverage” featuring U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, Patrick Kennedy, Bill Smith of Inseparable, and Ann Marie Sullivan, M.D., commissioner of the New York State Office of Mental Health. Given the U.S. Department of Labor’s role overseeing self-funded health plans, which the majority of Americans with commercial, employer-sponsored health coverage have, the new Secretary is in a unique position to finally hold insurers accountable for parity. Hear what they had to say here.