Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

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The bill was introduced to amend section 712 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, and section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans.[1]



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Scorecard: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2007 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"Final passage of legislation to require health insurers that cover mental illness to do so on par with physical illness, including equal standards on co-payments, deductibles, number of doctor visits, days in the hospital and financial limits on coverage. The standards would not have to be upheld if they increase coverage costs by more than 2% during the first year of enactment of more than 1% in subsequent years."

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.naacp.org/programs/bureau-dc/report_card/index.htm)

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  1. Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 on [1].

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