Navigation Links
Senate Passes 'Mental Health Parity'
Date:9/18/2007

Mental Health America commends Senators for moving to end insurance

discrimination and calls on the House to now pass S.558

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental Health America commends the United States Senate for passing critical legislation today to end mental health insurance discrimination, and its sponsors, Senators Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), Michael B. Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) for their leadership. The bill -- S. 558, the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 -- will ensure that Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance and their families receive mental health care coverage at the same level as coverage for general health problems.

"The support of this legislation is overwhelming as it should be," said David Shern, president and CEO of Mental Health America. "The science is clear. Volumes of research demonstrate the interconnectivity of mental and general health. Public policy is finally catching up with science through passage of this important legislation."

S. 558 has a wide range of supporters that, for the first time, includes business and insurance leaders, as well as mental health advocates. For details on the legislation and more information, go to http://www.equitycampaign.net.

"With passage earlier this summer of legislation that would provide parity in mental health coverage under both Medicare and the State Children's Mental Health Program, Congress has a historic opportunity this year to end discrimination against people with mental health disorders in both private plans and federal health program," said Shern. "As we celebrate this first step, we urge House and Senate leaders to make history."

Mental Health America and its national network of affiliates now looks to members of the House to pass S. 558 and make history.

Mental Health America is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation -- everyday and in times of crisis.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mental Health America
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Senate assures ban on smoking
2. US Senate Votes against Testing of Pesticide on Humans
3. US Senate Approves Embryo-research Plan Despite Presidents Refusal
4. Senate Committee Approves Telemedicine Mental Health Bill
5. US Senate Passes Stem Cell Research Bill
6. U.S President Defied-Senate Votes To Expand Child Health Insurance
7. A new study surpasses Gene Therapy Hurdle
8. Older Men Surviving Coronary Bypasses
9. Tiotropium surpasses Ipratropium
10. Aspirin surpasses Modern Anti-clotting Drugs
11. Carbon monoxide passes down
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2017)... , ... June 23, 2017 , ... MD Now ... This is MD Now’s 28th facility overall and marks the urgent care center's eighth ... one mile North of The Falls shopping mall. The new clinic offers a wide ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ross Insurance Agency ... the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recent update of flood zones, more people ... the Biggert-Waters Act was enacted to reflect the actual risk in flood zone ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... on 26th June, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm to present to graduate ... The program is an original curriculum project led by The Health Improvement Service ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... assistance and financial planning services to communities in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, ... to offer assistance to underprivileged youth in Chicago. , Founded in 1897, Hephzibah ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 ... ... asset protection services and personal financial planning to families and business owners in ... Stepping Stones organization to help provide services to differently abled residents in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/19/2017)... , June 19, 2017  Researchers from DRUGSCAN ... that they will host a live, complimentary webinar titled, ... the benchtop to the real world" on Wednesday June ... This webinar will feature interviews with ... look into the manipulation techniques abusers use to prepare ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... June 14, 2017 The Bio Supply Management ... City of Fremont and the Biomedical Manufacturing ... industry in California by providing ... networking, and fostering workforce development. The primary focus of ... of start-ups, as well as small and mid-sized biomedical ...
(Date:6/11/2017)... June 10, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... Phase 3 studies of galcanezumab, an investigational treatment for ... data on several key secondary endpoints for galcanezumab compared ... these studies (EVOLVE-1, EVOLVE-2 and REGAIN) will be presented ... meeting in Boston . ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: