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In 2015, behavioral care was four to six times more likely to be provided out-of-network than medical or surgical care. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s been nearly a decade since Congress passed the mental health parity act, with its promise to make mental health and substance abuse treatment just as easy to get as care for any other condition. Yet today, in the midst of the opioid epidemic and a spike in the rate of suicide, patients still struggle to access treatment.

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