Lost in the Shuffle: How Health and Disability Laws Hurt Disordered Gamblers
August 21, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m. ET
Webinar Co-sponsors: Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators
Many private health insurance policies and plans exclude treatments for gambling disorder from insurance coverage. However, healthcare providers specializing in disordered gambling have hoped that the Affordable Care Act and the strengthening of the federal mental health parity law would address this shortcoming. But is this the case? Law professor Stacey Tovino has meticulously researched this question and found that disordered gamblers seeking treatment and services continue to be excluded from health and disability coverage in some states and in some health plan contexts. Professor Tovino will discuss her ground-breaking research, using case studies, and offer potential remedies for ensuring that individuals with gambling disorder have the same legal protections as individuals with other addictive disorders.
Learning objectives: As a result of this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Provide three reasons why gambling disorder is typically not covered by health insurance and disability
- Identify a possible remedy for this problem
Speaker:Professor Stacey A. Tovino is a leading expert in health law, bioethics, and the medical humanities. She is the Lincy Professor of Law and Lehman Professor of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Moderator: Christine Reilly, senior research director, NCRG
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