Example sentences for: parity

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  • Several states have passed substance abuse treatment parity legislation that requires insurers to cover treatment for alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems to the same extent that they cover treatment for other diseases.

  • The rules implement changes made to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), and the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) contained in the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 (MHPA) and the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.

  • Establishing parity between the federal government and the private sector in this area would also aid the government in recruiting and retaining top-quality employees.

  • Averaged over the period 1995-99, age-adjusted invasive breast cancer rates per 100,000 white, non-Hispanic women were 199 in Marin County, 155 in the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, and 144 in the United States as a whole [ 2 ] . Pronounced international and national geographic variation in breast cancer rates has been studied extensively [ 3 4 5 6 7 8 ] and has been attributed variously to population differences in the use of mammographic screening, diet, physical activity, body size, alcohol consumption, and socioeconomic and reproductive factors [ 5 6 7 9 10 ] . However, studies of breast cancer incidence among Asian migrants to North America have noted associations with age at migration, suggesting additional important influences of childhood or adolescent exposures or experiences [ 4 5 6 ] . With regard to Marin County, an earlier study by the Northern California Cancer Center (NCCC) using census data suggested that the high incidence was associated with the sociodemographic characteristics of the county and not with a geographically specific exposure [ 10 ] and that women living in Marin County have a higher prevalence of some recognized breast cancer risk factors, such as high education and income as well as low and late parity [ 10 11 ] .

  • There is no federal legislation to this effect so the result is that in states that have parity laws, many people are still not guaranteed comparable coverage for AOD treatment because their insurance plans are governed by federal law under the Employee's Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).


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