Congress Attaches Mental Health Parity Measure to Bailout Package

As part of the recent the 700 billion dollar financial system bailout package, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act (H.R.1424), Congress included mental health parity legislation in its passage. The bill was signed by President George W. Bush on Oct. 3. The measure, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1367), permanently reauthorizes…