This 2-hour online training will offer a brief overview of the federal parity law, provide examples of common parity violations, and articulate the ways in which patients, providers, and advocates can enforce their rights under both federal and New York State parity provisions.
News and Highlights
The Legal Action Center (LAC) commends Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration for proposing a State budget to continue New York’s reforms to shift drug policy away from criminalization and towards a public health response. Amidst the ongoing overdose crisis, the Governor’s budget proposals to help ensure more New Yorkers can get life-saving addiction care are critically important.
The Legal Action Center commends Governor Andrew Cuomo on his continued efforts to shift drug policy away from criminalization and towards a public health response. As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate families and communities across New York, LAC applauds the Governor’s the proposals to increase access to addiction medication to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).
Governor Cuomo Vetoes Legislation to Ban Prior-Authorization Requirements on Addiction Medications in Medicaid
Governor Cuomo passes legislation to remove prior authorization requirements for addiction medicine in commercial insurance but vetoes proposed bill to do the same in Medicaid. LAC is very concerned that Medicaid recipients in New York no longer have the same access to medications that commercial beneficiaries have and will continue advocacy to remove barriers to lifesaving SUD care for ALL New Yorkers.
New Polling Demonstrates Broad, Bipartisan Support for Bold Reforms to US Drug and Criminal Justice Policies in Advance of 2020 Elections
New polling released today by LAC makes clear that there is widespread, bipartisan support for sweeping reforms to our nation’s drug and criminal justice policies in advance of the 2020 elections.