Time is now running short for Congress to take final action on mental illness insurance parity legislation before the end of the year. Only a few legislative days remain before the end of the year and lawmakers need to hear about the critical need to pass parity legislation before adjournment.
On Friday, December 7th, a toll-free Parity Hotline will be operating to get the message to all House and Senate offices. Do NOT adjourn without passing mental illness parity. Call 1-866-parity4 (1-866-727-4894) and demand passage of parity this year. (Note – this Parity Hotline reaches the U.S. Capitol switchboard, which can connect callers to their members' offices.)
Leave a message urging active support for legislation to ensure equitable coverage in health plans for mental illness treatment – S 558 and HR 1424. Make clear to your Senators and House member – "I am calling to urge you not to let another year go by without passing mental illness parity legislation. Please contact House and Senate leaders and demand passage of S 558/HR 1424 before the end of the year."