Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mental Health Parity Bill Advances (sort of)

The Washington Post reports that both the House and the Senate have enacted the Wellstone - Domenici mental health parity bill. The House did so as a standalone bill (HR 6983) and the Senate included the bill in the bill modifying the alternative minimum tax and extending various otherwise expiring tax provisions. But the House and the Senate still have no resolved their disagreement over how to pay for the bill. According to the Post, "It is unclear whether a joint agreement can be reached in the few days remaining before Congress recesses." I think that it will. 

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