The analysis showing no increase in cost related to parity indicates that the same is likely to be true of the federal parity
law. "The take-home message is that Oregon's parity law, which is pretty restrictive on what managed care companies can do
to limit access to care, didn't [lead to] large increases in spending," said John McConnell, Ph.D., of the Oregon Health and
Sciences University. "For people who care about parity and who are concerned about costs, it doesn't look like parity is going
to drive costs up."