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On November 8, 2013, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury issued the final rule on the 2008 Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).  This bill, also known as the Wellstone-Domenici Parity Act, was a bi-partisan law that guarantees that virtually all insured individuals receive behavioral health benefits on par with physical health benefits.  This prevents separate deductibles, lifetime limits, or co-pays for behavioral health.  The ruling also provides behavioral health benefits to over 60 million Americans.  This is e

Mental Health Systems, a San Diego-based behavioral health service provider, was honored today with the San Diego County Veteran Allegiance Award as it was named organization of the year at the Veteran of the Year Recognition Luncheon.

MHS has made a commitment to providing quality veteran-centered support services within the San Diego community. Mental Health Systems operates two programs exclusively designed to serve veterans, active-duty military, National Guard, reservists and their families. 

The first of this month marked the beginning of the Health Care Reform’s extensive six-month-long open Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment and public education campaign. A new, easier way to purchase health insurance, enrollment through the Marketplace will extend through the end of March.

Mental Health Systems (MHS) is pleased to announce that longtime Fresno community member and nonprofit veteran Laura Whitehouse has been named the agency’s Vice President of Community Partnerships in the Central Valley Region.

Most existing health insurance will change to cover the ten essential health benefits (EHB – See link).  In addition, about 2 million Californians who were previously unable to obtain insurance now can do so through Covered California.  This includes individuals with pre-existing conditions and low income (between 138% and 400% of Federal Poverty Level [FPL]) who will receive subsidies through the IRS.  Finally, California has chosen to provide full EHB coverage to individuals with incomes