September 19, 2008
With only a week left before it plans to adjourn, Congress is set to take final action on legislation to require groups health plans to equitably cover treatment for mental illness. The House may vote as early as Monday on a compromise parity bill, while the Senate is expected to vote on Tuesday on an omnibus tax package that includes the same bill. This could place parity in a procedural impasse between the House and Senate with barely a week remaining in the current congressional session.
We need your help today to make sure that Congress passes parity and sends it to the President! Call 1-866-PARITY4 (1-866-727-4894) and tell your House member and Senators to take action on mental illness parity legislation – the Paul Wellstone-Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. Demand that Congress:
Remind all members of Congress that:
The toll-free Parity Hotline-- 1-866-PARITY4 (1-866-727-4894) -- reaches the U.S. Capitol switchboard, which can connect callers to the offices of their members in both houses of Congress. If you don’t know the names of your Senators and Representative, click here and enter your ZIP code.
Click here to learn more about the current status of mental illness insurance parity legislation in the House and Senate.