Please note that the Mental Health Parity issue has been dormant since 2008.

Health: Mental Health Parity


Legislative — proposals, bills and analysis from 2006-present
Regulatory — administrative rules and information from U.S. offices and agencies
Judicial — current and past court cases and amicus briefs
Press Releases — Council statements and advisories to the news media



(Items in italic are available only to Council members.)

Official Source Documents

November 20, 2008 — Effective date technical correction bill (S. 3712) to the Mental Health Parity and Addition Equity Act of 2008

October 1, 2008 — Economic Rescue Package (H.R. 1424) as considered by Senate

September 22, 2008 — Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (H.R.6983)

March 5, 2008 — The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1424), as considered by House (does not include GINA language)

March 5, 2008 — Bush Administration Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 1424

February 26, 2008 — CBO Letters to Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Mental Health Parity Legislation: to Stark | to Camp

February 6, 2008 — Mental Health Parity Extension Legislation (H.R. 4848)

December 19, 2007 — Defenders of Freedom Tax Act (H.R. 3997), as passed by Senate

December 19, 2007 — Senate Finance Committee Summary of the Defenders of Freedom Tax Act (H.R. 3997), as passed by Senate

December 18, 2007 — Revised Version of the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act (H.R. 3997)

October 1, 2007 — Joint Tax Committee Estimated Revenue Effects of Chairman's Amendment to H.R. 1424

October 1, 2007 — Joint Tax Committee Description of Chairman's Amendment to H.R. 1424

September 26, 2007 — White House Letters to Kennedy/Enzi Supporting Senate Mental Health Parity Legislation

September 18, 2007 — The Mental Health Parity Act (H.R. 558), as passed by Senate

September 7, 2007 — CBO Estimate of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007 (H.R. 1424)

July 18, 2007 — Chairman's Version of The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1424), as Approved by the Education and Labor Committee

March 9, 2007 — The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1424)

March 7, 2007 — Official Summary of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1424)

February 12, 2007 — Senate HELP Summary of Mental Health Parity Act

February 12, 2007 — Mental Health Parity Act (S. 558)

Council Materials

October 15, 2008 — Presentation: Overview of Mental Health Parity Law (Courtesy of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association)

October 14, 2008 — Summary of Final Mental Health Parity Legislation (Courtesy of Hewitt Associates)

September 10, 2008 — Group Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Passage of Mental Health Parity Legislation

July 25, 2008 — Council Side-by-Side Comparison Mental Health Parity Bill Chart

April 11, 2008 — Council memo regarding mental health parity legislation

March 4, 2008 — Group Letter to House Leadership Urging Rejection of H.R. 1424

March 3, 2008 — Council Letter to House Leadership Urging Rejection of H.R. 1424

February 8, 2008 — Council Letter to House Leadership Urging Rejection of H.R. 1424

October 16, 2007 — Group Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee on Mental Health Parity

October 10, 2007 — Group Letter to Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on Mental Health Parity

September 14, 2007 — Side-by-Side Comparison Chart of the Senate and House Mental Health Parity Bills

September 14, 2007 — Key Differences Chart of the Senate and House Mental Health Parity Bills

September 6, 2007 — Coalition ad urging passage of S. 558 as printed in Congress Daily AM

August 3, 2007 — Group Letter to Senate in Support of the Mental Health Parity Act (S. 558)

July 17, 2007 — Group Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Regarding Mental Health Parity Legislation

July 16, 2007 — Council Letter to House Education and Labor Committee Regarding Markup of Mental Health Parity Legislation

July 10, 2007 — Council testimony by Jon Breyfogle on HR 1424 before Education and Labor Committee Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions

June 15, 2007 — Testimony of Council President James Klein before House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee

June 12, 2007 — Council Letter to Sponsors of Mental Health Parity Act (S. 558)

March 26, 2007 — Side-by-Side Chart Comparing House and Senate Mental Health Parity Legislation

February 7, 2007 — Council Letter to Senate HELP Committee Regarding Mental Health Parity Legislation

February 5, 2007 — Council Summary of Senate Mental Health Parity Bill

Council Materials

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