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Progress--With a Hitch

A law in the state of Wisconsin requires all group health-insurance policies to cover treatment for alcoholism, regardless of where the insurance company is located. Wisconsin is the first state to pass such a law. Health professionals are welcoming it, as they feel it removes a stumbling block--namely, cost--which has been keeping some alcoholics from seeking or accepting treatment for their illness.

James S. Ray, consultant, Special Health Services, at Employers Insurance of Wausau, said, "Mere enactment of this law will probably not bring about radical changes in the... Login to read more
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