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Man facing a maze “Without strong parity laws, it’s basically a lottery as to what kind of care a person might get,” says one mental-health parity advocate. (Image: Shutterstrock)

Thirty-two U.S. states received failing grades for not having adequate laws in place to ensure equal access to mental health and addiction treatment, according to the report, “Evaluating State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Statutes,” issued by nonprofit institutes and advocacy groups on the 10th anniversary of the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

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