Aided by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, insurance companies successfully have blocked legislation to make them provide equal coverage for mental and physical illnesses if their policies include both.
President Bush endorsed the concept two years ago. Today, supporters of the bill are willing to settle for a scaled-back version they hope Congress will pass in 2004.
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Grohol, J. (2004). Health lobby blocks mental health parity. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 18, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2004/06/11/health-lobby-blocks-mental-health-parity/