Rules to Require Equal Coverage for Mental Illness

parityU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks Wednesday during a rally for the Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act outside the U.S. Capitol.

Credit:  New York Times/Jackie Calmes and Robert Pear

"After more than a decade of struggle, the House on Wednesday passed a bill requiring most group health plans to provide more generous coverage for treatment of mental illnesses, comparable to what they provide for physical illnesses.  The vote was 268 to 148, with 47 Republicans joining 221 Democrats in support of the measure."

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