Mental Health American (formerly the National Mental Health Association) released a poll on mental health and substance abuse parity this week. They are an advocacy group, so they have a clear bias, but the results they report are overwhelming:
Americans Think Health Coverage Should Include Mental Health and Substance Abuse… A large majority (74%) believe that insurance plans should cover substance abuse treatments at the same levels as treatments for general health issues. 23% feel that they should not be covered equitably. * The public demand for mental health equity is bipartisan — 83% of Republicans and 92% of Democrats want equitable health insurance.