November 19, 2007
Late last week, the House of Representatives began a two week Thanksgiving holiday recess, without acting on legislation to require employers and health plans to cover treatment for mental illness on the same terms and conditions as all other illnesses – insurance parity. When Congress returns to
With time running short, it is critical for all members of Congress to hear from advocates on the importance of passing mental illness parity legislation before adjournment. This current two week recess affords a crucial opportunity to reach out to both Senators and House members to make clear that it is unacceptable for Congress to adjourn for the year without sending a parity bill to the President for him to sign into law.
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