From the November 1985 magazine.

About Alcoholism - Alcoholism Information, Research and Treatment

Insurance Mandate Approved

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WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of a state to require insurance companies to offer coverage of treatment for alcoholism, drug abuse, and mental illness in policies the companies issue in that state. The ruling affirms a decision by the Massachusetts State Supreme Court. Fred Graefe, a Washington attorney, filed a friend-of-the-court brief earlier this year arguing in favor of the state's right to mandate insurance coverage.

-- U. S. Journal

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