CALL HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI TUESDAY, September 18th
Help pass the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act
(H.R. 1424) this year!
There are important new developments in our efforts to take the first step to end insurance discrimination faced by people with mental illness and addiction.
Help us end practices like higher co-pays and deductibles, restrictive day and visit limits and lower and annual lifetime caps on people seeking mental illness and addiction treatment and recovery services! Take Action next Tuesday!
1). The House Ways and Means Committee’s Health Subcommittee will be considering or “marking-up” H.R. 1424 next Wednesday, September 19th. After this mark-up, the only remaining hurdle before the House can vote on the bill is for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to act.
2). According to Congressional Quarterly magazine, “the Congressional Budget Office released a surprisingly low estimate late last week of the cost impact of House legislation to put mental health care benefits on par with those for treatments of other kinds of illnesses. The estimate of the cost of the bill (HR 1424) could stiffen the resolve of the House bill’s backers to stick with the more sweeping provisions of the House measure, which is expected to see floor action this fall.”
ACT SEPTEMBER 18th
—TIME IS RUNNING OUT IN CONGRESS TO PASS HR 1424!
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY TO
END INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION
Tuesday, September 18th
9:00 am – 6:00 pm Eastern
Call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Toll-Free
“Please schedule a vote on H.R. 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007, by mid-October. The time has come for mental illness and addiction to be treated the same as other illnesses. Thank you for your help in making this long overdue action a reality.”
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Thanks for all of your advocacy that has helped continue to build momentum for passage of The Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act this year!