Tragedy Fuels Mental Health Parity Bill

After a decades-long fight to enact legislation championing the medical rights of the mentally ill, only Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., stood at the finish line to hail a bittersweet victory. The mental health parity bill, which had lingered in Congress since 1996, was a vehicle for lawmakers to pass the financial bailout that was signed into law in record time by President Bush last week. The law requires that insurance companies treat those with, say, depression the same way as those with...Full Story
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