Victory for Parity and Justice for Americans

Watch Dr. David Shern's interview on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on mental health parity and health reform here


Thanks to you and the thousands who lent tireless support to our years-long effort to win enactment of legislation to end discrimination in mental health coverage. After House passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act today, 263-171, President Bush has at last signed mental health/addiction parity into law. 

Click here to learn more about the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

The passage of mental health parity is a tremendous victory for millions of Americans who have been unable to gain mental health care because of insurance discrimination.

Congratulations and thank you to the thousands of Advocacy Network members who gave a powerful voice to our campaign by emailing, calling and visiting their members of Congress. Advocacy works! 

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