by: NCRG Staff | Aug 18, 2014
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The field of gambling disorder has seen many changes over the past year, many of which are due to the American Psychiatric Association’s fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the Affordable Care Act. 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?