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In July, the Biden administration announced a proposed rule that would strengthen the requirement of insurance providers to cover mental health benefits in the same way they cover physical health, making it easier for more people to access mental health services. Given that the pandemic has caused lasting harm on our mental health, it’s a logical step, but one that faces hurdles to becoming reality. Most significantly, the country lacks a sufficient number of mental health professionals to meet the demand for care.

Employers need to be taking note, since many workers depend on their employers’ mental health coverage for help. One survey found that 81% of people said they will be looking for workplaces that support mental health when they look for work in the future.

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