Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Update: Senate And House Reach Historic Agreement On Mental Health Parity

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From the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Action Alert I received last night:

We are delighted to announce that the Senate and the House negotiators have reached a historic agreement on the Mental Health Parity compromise bill. Since early March, when the Senate passed its own version of the bill, S. 558, the House and Senate have been engaged in intense negotiations to reconcile differences between the two bills. (The House bill, H.R. 1424 - passed in early March).

Now the bill must go for one more, final vote in both chambers and then goes to the President for his signature.

You are all amazing! For many years, you have hung in there for the long haul - the mark of a true advocate. Now we need to rally once more so that the bill is passed quickly in the House and Senate.

Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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