Jim Ramstad and Patrick Kennedy are starting another push for parity. The legislation has been introduced every year since 2001. In order to build enough support to pass, they drop the substance abuse provisions and limit the bill to mental health care. It has enough votes to pass, but House of Representatives leadership won’t allow a vote. Hopefully the changes in house leadership will create an opening.
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I have been an addiction professional and social worker since 1994. I started blogging in 2005 as the Clinical Director at Dawn Farm. I no longer work at Dawn Farm and am now the Director of Behavioral Medicine at a community hospital, and a lecturer at Eastern Michigan University’s School of Social Work. Views expressed here are my own. Keep in mind that the field, the contexts in which the field operates, and my views have changed over time. View all posts by Jason Schwartz