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.

 


Comments


View Comments / Leave a Comment

This post currently has 0 comments.
You can read the comments or leave your own thoughts.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 11 Jun 2004
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
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/

 

Recent Comments
  • dylan semper: 10. Do not blame yourself for their issues.
  • Lauren T.: One part of this article that caught my attention was the term “thin-heritance”. I think that...
  • buy high pr backlinks: As someone, who celebrated a year of recovery, it was these campaigns that helped me out, and...
  • John M. Grohol, Psy.D.: I’m sorry, but it’s a bit disingenuous (and unbelievable) to suggest that a...
  • This Guy: So many things to say to this article, but I’ll stick to one: I wonder, would you have the same...
Subscribe to Our Weekly Newsletter


Find a Therapist
Enter ZIP or postal code