Patient advocates hope new powers for health insurance regulators will usher in change, but the parity standard has its limits and is difficult to enforce.
Mental Health & Trauma
Minnesota hospital payment data has shown that mental health services receive significantly lower median payments than other categories of care.
Coroners' records reviewed by LAist show a jump in suicides inside L.A. County’s downtown jail complex in 2021.
The rollout of 988 and related psychiatric emergency services has failed to live up to its promise, an LA Times investigation finds.
Insurance reimbursement rates — coupled with constraints on staffing and hospital beds — limit options for psychiatric patients, including children.
On International Women’s Day, here is the story of a woman searching for a safe space to live her life.
It’s been nearly three decades since California pioneered the therapeutic use of cannabis, but patients still face a confusing patchwork of rules.