Keep in mind individuals who have mental health conditions serious enough to be considered a functional disability, are Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Medicare, and Medicaid.
Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010: Also known as Obamacare, the ACA expanded Medicaid eligibility, overhauled individual insurance markets, and implemented delivery system reforms intended to constrain healthcare costs and improve healthcare quality across the US. It amended MHPAEA to include health insurance providers among those banned from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on mental health and substance use disorder services relative to medical and surgical services.
Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) of 2010: TLOA expanded the punitive abilities of tribal courts and increased intergovernmental collaboration between tribal, federal, state, and local governments. The law also provided funding for preventative programs for alcohol and substance abuse treatments and youth programming.
Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008: MHPAEA prevented group health plans from imposing less favorable benefit limitations on mental health and substance use disorder services than medical and surgical services.
ADA Amendments (ADAA) Act of 2008: The ADAA Act of 2008 clarified the definition of disability under the ADA, limiting the scope of the ADA’s protections for disabled people.
Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP) Act of 2006
Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration Reorganization (ADAMHA) Act of 1992: The ADAMHA Reorganization Act established the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, charged with targeting substance use and mental health services to people most in need and translating research in these areas into the general health care system.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990: A disability nondiscrimination law, the ADA established some requirements for governments, employers, and businesses to provide equal access to employment, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications for people with disabilities.
Protection and Advocacy for Mental III Individuals Act of 1986
Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (precursor to the ADA)
Social Security Act Amendments of 1956, 1965 (establishing medicaid and medicare) 1972
Social Security Act of 1935
Government Accountability Office (GAO) is the investigative arm of Congress. Charged with examining matters relating to the receipt and disbursement of public funds, GAO performs audits and evaluations of Government programs and activities. There are options to look at Reports and Testimony by date, topic and agency.