Navigation Links
Mental Health America Hails Approval of Federal Parity Legislation
Date:10/3/2008

Bill Broadly Outlaws Health Insurance Discrimination; Recognizes Importance of Mental Health to Overall Health

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America today hailed as "a great civil rights victory" the approval of a mental health parity legislation that will broadly outlaw health insurance discrimination against Americans with mental health and substance-use conditions in employer-sponsored health plans.

The legislation, which recognizes the importance of mental health to overall health, bans employers and insurers from imposing stricter limits on coverage for mental health and substance-use conditions than those set for other health problems. It will provide parity for 82 million Americans covered by self-insured plans and another 31 million in plans that are subject to state regulation.

It is estimated that roughly 67 percent of adults and 80 percent of children requiring mental health services do not receive help, in large part because of discriminatory insurance practices

Mental Health America, which has worked for years to pass mental health parity, applauded Senators Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Representatives Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and Jim Ramstad (R-Minn.), as well as Senate and House leadership key committee chairmen for championing the legislation and their long-standing commitment to ending this civil rights inequity. This victory also owes much to tireless champions such as Rosalyn Carter, David Wellstone and tens of thousands of Americans who have pressed for this historic reform.

"This is a historic day and a great civil rights victory for millions of Americans who have been unable to access mental health treatment," said David Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO of Mental Health America. "With approval of this bill, we will tear down the walls of stigma and discrimination and open the doors to the power and promise of treatment and recovery. It rec
'/>"/>

SOURCE Mental Health America
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Experimental anti-cancer drug made from corn lillies kills brain tumor stem cells
2. College Mental Health Expert and Sister of Student Who Died By Suicide Available to Discuss College Mental Health Issues
3. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
4. Virginia Tech Review Panel Calls For Reform of Mental Health Treatment Law
5. Therap Services Continues to Hire Experienced Developmental Disability Industry Clinicians for its Customer Support Team
6. The Philadelphia Walk Now for Autism Expected to Draw 10,000 Walkers and Raise $1 Million to Help Find Answers About the Nations Fastest-Growing Developmental Disorder
7. How Best to Treat Preschoolers With ADHD? The Harvard Mental Health Letter Discusses the Options
8. Experimental Antidepressants Offer Faster Relief
9. Environmental stress probed in cardiovascular disease, diabetes
10. UCLA receives $22.5 million to explore the fundamental biology of mental disorders
11. Mental Health Woes Strike Half of Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 The Law Offices of Michael ... of Hope, a non-profit organization providing grief camps for kids, ... anguish and suffering our clients experience from the death of ... support an organization like Stepping Stones of Hope, as they ... Stepping Stones of Hope also includes a monthly support group ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... have made an important advancement toward developing a ... disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA). , During the ... rise in the incidence of human infections caused ... for a vaccine critical. Successful vaccine development hinges ... and the VCU team has identified three such ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Most people want to turn back the clock on ... their appearance. There are anti aging microcurrent facials ... can help them to look their absolute best. Supreme ... anti-aging procedures that are noninvasive and they adding some body ... cellulite. To accommodate, they are also in the process ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 The report, “Heat Transfer ... PAG & Glycol Fluids, & Others), by Application (Oil ... by Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2019” defines ... an analysis and forecast of the global consumption in ... tables and 64 figures spread through 199 page sand ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Successful negotiations may depend ... with wider faces may have an advantage, according to a ... broader face are more successful when negotiating for themselves than ... may not be an asset when negotiations require collaboration and ... we think about it or not. It,s not just the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Law Offices of Michael Cordova is Sponsoring Stepping Stones of Hope, a Non-Profit Organization Providing Grief Camps for Kids, Teens, Adults, and Families 2Health News:Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease 2Health News:Researchers take steps toward development of a vaccine against tick-transmitted disease 3Health News:Supreme Skin Announces Plans for a Grand Re-opening for Their Noninvasive Anti Aging Microcurrent Face and Body Treatments In Asheville, NC 2Health News:Heat Transfer Fluids Market Expected to Grow 641,218.19 Tons by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Heat Transfer Fluids Market Expected to Grow 641,218.19 Tons by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Heat Transfer Fluids Market Expected to Grow 641,218.19 Tons by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Wider Face May Give You an Edge in Negotiations 2
... administered externally , THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... thwart ear infections in children. , Antibiotics are typically ... recommended for children with recurrent ear infections. , "The ... the surgical procedure raise the need to develop different ...
... Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS ) ... a cash dividend of $0.08 per share on September 15, ... , , Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of ... care and behavioral health hospitals, and ambulatory centers nationwide and ...
... With healthcare reform a high priority on ... of Health Integrated, a leading provider of Health Management Solutions, ... offer solutions to drive down costs while also improving healthcare ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090709/FL43703LOGO ) , , "Despite ...
... In a rebuke to the status quo in a ... for Congress to modernize transportation policy so the Port has ... to make goods movement sustainable for local communities and workers. ... forward on a resolution at their July 21st board meeting ...
... 9 Go Healthy, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GOHE) announced today ... strategically located bottling facilities. Go Healthy plans to bottle ... attention of these bottlers. They have proposed various forms ... , , Charlie Caudle, CEO of Go Healthy, ...
... Perceptive Informatics, a leading eClinical solutions provider and ... PRXL ), today announced that it has ... analysis of medical images for central nervous system ... alliance with Biospective, Inc. Through this alliance, Perceptive ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Vaccine May Someday Thwart Ear Infections 2Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 2Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 3Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 4Health News:Health Plans Continue to Select Health Integrated to Improve Member Health, Reduce Costs 5Health News:Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety 2Health News:Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety 3Health News:Oakland Port Commission Seeks Resolution to Allow Local Officials Real Power to Clean Up Diesel Truck Pollution; Improve Security, Safety 4Health News:Go Healthy Announces Negotiations With Bottling Facilities 2Health News:Perceptive Informatics Enhances CNS and Oncology Medical Image Processing and Analysis Capabilities Through Alliance With Biospective 2Health News:Perceptive Informatics Enhances CNS and Oncology Medical Image Processing and Analysis Capabilities Through Alliance With Biospective 3Health News:Perceptive Informatics Enhances CNS and Oncology Medical Image Processing and Analysis Capabilities Through Alliance With Biospective 4Health News:Perceptive Informatics Enhances CNS and Oncology Medical Image Processing and Analysis Capabilities Through Alliance With Biospective 5
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014 McGraw-Hill Education Professional, a leading ... technical, and medical communities, has announced the launch of ... application of the world-renowned medical education platform. ... App , available for download onto all iOS and ... to gain access to valuable AccessMedicine diagnostic ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 2014 According to a new ... Fixation Devices Market - Global Forecast, Market Share, Size, ... orthopedic trauma fixation devices market is estimated at USD ... at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2014 to 2019, ... in 2020. Browse the Orthopedic Trauma Fixation ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... , July 29, 2014  Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced ... new corporate logo. This is part of a comprehensive rebranding ... Founded in Boston, MA , in 1959, ... companies since 1992.  Other companies in the group include Inova ... Systelab ( Barcelona, Spain ).  Like IL, these ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:McGraw-Hill Education Professional's AccessMedicine App Delivers Instant Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools 2McGraw-Hill Education Professional's AccessMedicine App Delivers Instant Access to Essential Diagnostic Tools 3Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 2Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 3Orthopedic Trauma Fixation Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.3 Billion Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research 4Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3
... The New England Journal of Medicine today released a study entitled, ... discussed in the report were brought by Phillips & Cohen LLP, a law ... Phillips & Cohen has specialized in representing whistleblowers for more than 20 years. ... Comments from Erika ...
... , May 12 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is ... Itch Stopping Gel, an over-the-counter (OTC) product that should only be used on ... (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ... The FDA has received reports ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Whistleblower Lawyers Comment on New England Journal of Medicine Study 2Whistleblower Lawyers Comment on New England Journal of Medicine Study 3FDA: Serious Side Effects from Swallowing Topical Benadryl Product 2FDA: Serious Side Effects from Swallowing Topical Benadryl Product 3
We offer small and large pre-gelled Surface Electrodes suitable for EMG or EGG recordings....
We offer small and large pre-gelled Surface Electrodes suitable for EMG or EGG recordings....
We offer small and large pre-gelled Surface Electrodes suitable for EMG or EGG recordings....
We offer small and large pre-gelled Surface Electrodes suitable for EGG or EMG recordings. Surface Electrodes, Skin Preparation and Conductive Cream complete the setup for a EGG study and are essenti...
Medicine Products: