Oct. 22, 2020

HARRISBURG – After achieving unanimous passage in both the House and Senate, Rep. Aaron Kaufer’s (R-Luzerne) mental health parity legislation (House Bill 1439) now heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.

“People who try to access mental health and substance abuse issues face many obstacles to access the coverage they already have,” says Kaufer. “This legislation, when it is signed into law, will help streamline the assistance available to the most vulnerable. This is a major step to ensure that those struggling with mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse issues will receive the support they have already paid for and be able to access these programs.”

House Bill 1439 would assure that purchasers of insurance are able to access coverage for addiction treatment already included in the health plan.

Additional information on this bill can be found by visiting here.

For more information about this outreach, or any other state-related issue, contact Kaufer’s district office in Luzerne located at 161 Main St., by calling 570-283-1001. Information can also be found online at RepKaufer.com or Facebook.com/RepKaufer.

Representative Aaron Kaufer
120th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Abby Krueger
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