Governor Signs Mental Health Insurance Coverage

May 24, 2024

by Liz Gullett

As MLC’s Communications and Social Media Manager, Liz Gullett keeps clients informed and up-to-date on the goings on in Lansing and the Capitol.

Bipartisan legislation requiring insurers to cover treatments for mental health and substance use disorder at the same level as physical health services was signed into law by Governor Whitmer.

Key Points:

    • The legislation was sponsored by Senator Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing).
    • It provides equitable coverage for behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment.
    • The bill codifies provisions of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act into state law.
    • The governor proposed parity in coverage in her 2022 State of the State Address.
    • Even if Federal law were to change, this change to coverage would remain in Michigan, barring any action by the legislature and governor.

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