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Demand Action on Insurance Parity – National Call-In Day Wednesday

September 9, 2008

Add your voice to those demanding action in Congress on mental illness insurance parity.  On Wednesday, September 10, advocates will be calling their U.S. Representative and Senators urging passage of the legislation requiring equitable coverage of mental illness treatment by group health plans.

Contact Congress!

Call the toll-free Parity Hotline:1-866-parity4 (1-866-727-4894) tomorrow, Wednesday, September 10.  The Parity Hotline reaches the U.S. Capitol switchboard, which can connect callers to the offices of their members of Congress – both House and Senate.  Urge your members of Congress:  "Don’t adjourn for the year without passing mental illness insurance parity (HR 1424-S 558)."

Remind all members of Congress that:

  • Mental illnesses are real,
  • Treatment works – if you can get it,
  • There is no justification for a health plan to impose limitations or conditions on mental illness treatment that do not apply to all other medical conditions, and
  • There is broad agreement on a compromise version of the mental illness insurance parity bill (S 558-HR 1424), now Congress just needs to finish the job and pass the bill so it can be signed in to law this year.

Learn More

Click here to read about the bipartisan-bicameral agreement on mental illness insurance parity legislation.