US House expands health insurance to cover mental illness

Today the House of Rep, passed new legislation that will require Health Insurance to cover mental illness….
“The House of Representatives voted to require equal health insurance coverage for mental and physical illnesses when policies cover both.

The 268-148 roll call was cheered by advocates who have been fighting more than a decade for what has come to be called mental health parity.

Supporters said the measure passed Wednesday night would help end the stigma of mental illness in the United States and create greater access for people needing mental health and addiction treatment.

Opponents warned it could drive up health care costs and force some employers to drop insurance coverage.…..” Health Insurance Coverage for Mental Illness


Hopefully this will not cause health insurance rates to increase to cover this additional benefit .
US House expands health insurance to cover mental illness US House expands health insurance to cover mental illness Reviewed by Kelly Miller on March 07, 2008 Rating: 5

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