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Mental-Health Bill on Tap – WSJ.com

September 25, 2008

Mental health always seems to second priority to physical health. Especially when it comes to funds to provide mental health services to any but the most chronically ill. Now the US Congress is legislating to put mental health on a par with physical health.

Mental-Health Bill on Tap – WSJ.com.

Congress is on the verge of clearing legislation to require most employers and health insurers to put mental-health on par with physical illnesses.

The legislation ends such common restrictions as 30-day hospital stays or 30 visits to a mental health professional if the plan doesn’t similarly curb treatment for physical problems, Ms. Mahieu said. Reimbursement rates for doctor visits or hospital stays must equal the percentage paid for physical illnesses.

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