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President George W. Bush calls for support of mental health parity
"We must give all Americans who suffer from mental illness the treatment, and the respect, they deserve." - President George W. Bush

President Calls on Congress to Support Mental Health Parity

See more detailed coverage in
The Washington Post, April 30, 2002

NAMI Members to Rally in Washington
in Support of Parity

Read the full text of the President's remarks.
Read Statement from NAMI Ex. Dir. Rick Birkel

President Bush has called on Congress to pass legislation in support of mental health parity. The President made the announcement while speaking at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

NAMI is very hopeful that the President's support will pave the way for final congressional action on a meaningful national parity law that will -- once and for all -- end discrimination against people with mental illnes and their families. We look forward to working with President Bush to ensure that treatment for mental illness is covered on the same terms and conditions as all other diseases.

NAMI praises Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Representatives Marge Roukema (R-NJ) and Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and the many Senate and House cosponsors of parity legislation for their tireless efforts to win final passage of a parity law.


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