Access to mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care is your right. If your health plan denied services, there are ways to fight back.

Denied insurance
coverage for mental health
or addiction services?
Looking for resources
to appeal an
insurance denial?
Help influence
policymakers about
parity law.

We want to help you fight back.

This site is here to provide you with the information and resources you need to exercise your right to equitable insurance coverage. If you choose to share your story and submit a complaint, we can use the information you provide to advocate for better enforcement of the law for your family and other families like yours. We are working to ensure that mental health and addiction treatment is covered in the same manner as other health conditions.


What is Parity?

Parity is the Law: The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (the Federal Parity Law) requires that health plans cover mental health, eating disorder, and addiction care health benefits the same way they cover physical health benefits.

The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Federal Parity Law) requires insurers to cover treatment for mental health and substance use disorders no more restrictively than treatment for illnesses of the body, such as diabetes and cancer. Visit our sister site, DontDenyMe.org, for helpful fact sheets and other materials, as well as brochures and posters just for providers who want to help educate patients about parity.