Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care

Spotlight on the Confusion of Covering Mental Health Care will help make sense of how you and anyone seeking therapy can get the coverage health plans actually provide.

This critical hour-long program will include reported stories from Call to Mind mental health correspondent Alisa Roth, showing how parity violations affect the speed and quality of care people receive, and how much it can cost families and the nation when covered treatments are delayed or denied by health plans. This multi-segment program will provide personal and policy examples of how individual efforts, state action and insurance practices can advance beyond federal parity laws to deliver essential mental health care.

You will also hear Marketplace's Kimberly Adams moderating a discussion between national parity law experts and those working to improve equitable mental health coverage, featuring:

  • Patrick Kennedy – former U.S. Representative (D-RI), founder of The Kennedy Forum
  • Pamela Greenberg – President and CEO at the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
  • Denise Denslow – Founder of The JEM Foundation

About Call to Mind

Call to Mind’s Spotlight programs explore an emerging area of understanding in mental health. Produced quarterly, Spotlight programs aim to illustrate new knowledge and understanding to empower people to engage with in their personal and public well-being. All Call to Mind programs are produced with a focus on gender, racial and other equitable identity representation.


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Available to all APM affiliates; subscription to the APM Presents package is not required for carriage. Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before June 1, 2022. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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Kimberly Adams, Marketplace host & correspondent

Kimberly Adams is a host/correspondent at Marketplace, America’s largest broadcast business program. She covers the intersection of politics and the economy from Washington, DC, where she also serves on the Board of Governors of the National Press Club. Before moving to DC, Kimberly was a Cairo-based freelance journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her work aired on multiple networks in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere.

Kimberly identifies as a Black woman (she/her).

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