The article by Rische describes the process of adoption of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. It also analyzes the aftermath of this act and the debates over its consequences. Although the document was not influential enough to provide full equity for people with mental disorders, it still became an important step to it. For example, strong resistance to mental disorders occurred in the business community as a response to the new regulations.
In addition, the article describes the attempts to enhance the act that had been taken in the periods between 1998 and 2007. In general, the researchers have presented a detailed analysis of legislative, business, and economic consequences of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, supporting it with evidence from reliable sources.