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Addiction battle a fight for parity
Courier Post - Cherry Hill, N.J.
Subjects: Substance abuse treatment; Mental health care; Mental disorders; Civil rights; Addictions; School employees
Author: Mulford, Kim
Date: Feb 14, 2010
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Section: NEWS
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"First and foremost, it's really a piece of civil rights legislation," said Edward Diehl, president of Seabrook House, an addiction treatment center in Upper Deerfield, Cumberland County. The new regulations will apply to plans beginning on or after July 1. Since mental disorders and addictions often are chronic and lifelong, insurance companies have traditionally set stricter limits on such coverage in order to predict their payouts and keep costs down.

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