Mark Your Calendar! Show Your Support at Chicago Parity Hearing on August 6

Parity champions Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad have organized field hearings across the country and will be in Illinois on August 6, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604.

At the hearings, consumers, providers, representatives from the business and insurer communities and state and local representatives will testify on parity implementation and enforcement.

Modeled after the field hearings in 2007, which were successful in helping to enact the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) into law, the 2012 field hearings are intended to shine a light on problems patients are still facing as they try to access mental health and substance abuse treatment and areas where parity is increasing access to care.

Join Gateway Foundation CEO and President Michael Darcy who will be presenting at this important event. As a sponsor, Gateway Foundation encourages you to mark your calendar so you can show your support for parity.

For more information visit ParityIsPersonal.org.

About Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers
Every year Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment helps thousands of adults and teens get their life back on track and gives renewed hope to those who care about them. With 50 years of treatment experience, our specialists take the time to understand of the specific needs of each individual. We then develop a customized treatment plan with recommendations for the most appropriate care based on an individual's substance abuse and mental health history. As the largest provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment in Illinois, Gateway has 11 treatment centers throughout the state. Gateway outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment programs are not one-size fits all, but unique treatment plans that give an individual the highest chance for a successful outcome. With insurance acceptance and a track record of success, Gateway Treatment Centers help thousands of individual’s successfully complete treatment each year, and find the hope they need to live again.

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