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NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

Behavioral Health Parity and State Legislative Efforts

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans experience mental illness each year, and many lack access to necessary services and treatment. State lawmakers are pursuing various policy actions to ensure people have access to affordable mental health care, including enforcing federal behavioral health parity requirements and expanding insurance coverage for behavioral health. This webinar will cover updates to federal coverage requirements and highlight related state actions. 


  • Debbie F. Plotnick, executive vice president, State and Federal Advocacy, Mental Health America
  • Erica Weyhenmeyer, chief market conduct examiner, Illinois Department of Insurance
  • Joylynn Fix, director, Health Policy, West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner