Lawmaker wants better coverage for mental health, drug addiction treatments

A state lawmaker proposed a resolution urging insurance companies to provide better coverage for people looking to treat their mental health issues or substance abuse disorders.

Senator Richard Briggs(R-Knoxville), said in the resolution that despite the rampant opioid crisis, there is an “undeniable difference in coverage for mental health and substance abuse services for Tennesseans suffering from substance use disorder or opioid use disorder versus the way all other traditional diseases are covered and insured.”

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