Parity for Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder

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Here’s how to fight back if your health insurance plan has denied services or has unequal coverage.

CPPP has created and compiled these resources to help individuals, behavior health providers, and advocates fight back when they see unequal coverage for mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

Consumer Parity Fact Sheet

File An Appeal:

File A Complaint:


Behavioral health providers play a key role in fighting back when insurance plans deny services or have unequal coverage. 

Behavioral Health Providers Fact Sheet

File A Complaint:

Empower Patients:

Appeal Better:


Advocates and community organizations can help people fight back when insurance plans deny services or have unequal coverage.

Advocates & Community Organizations Parity Fact Sheet

Empower Consumers:

File A Complaint:

Improve the System:

View PowerPoint slides from our Parity Webinar.

The Center for Public Policy Priorities is an independent public policy organization that uses research, analysis and advocacy to promote solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We would like to thank the St. David’s Foundation for their generous support. 

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

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