Thursday, December 20, 2007

Group urges Congress to pass mental health parity this year

More than 180 organizations, including the American Hospital Association, on Dec. 10 urged Congress to pass a “strong mental health and addiction parity law this year.”

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Mental Health Liaison Group said Congress is “poised to pass historic full parity legislation if policy differences can be resolved to produce one bill that is acceptable to both the Senate and House. We have appreciated your longtime support for this issue. Please work with committee chairs and parity sponsors to pass strong parity legislation and send it to the President before the end of this year.”

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