The Yale Law Journal

Caroline V. Lawrence


Divide and Conquer? Lessons on Cooperative Federalism from a Decade of Mental Health Parity Enforcement

Caroline V. Lawrence & Blake N. Shultz

This ten-year retrospective on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) traces the law’s ambivalent track record to its merely partial adoption of a cooperative-federalist framework. Drawing from enforcement data, state settlement documents, and other cooperative-federalist statute…