Why don't insurance companies pay for mental healthcare?
The Eating Disorders Coalition needs our help to get us help:
"Mental health parity is on the move in Congress. There is a good chance
that a mental health parity bill will soon pass. The Eating Disorders Coalition
is working to ensure that Congress passes the strongest possible mental health
There are two versions in Congress now, one in the Senate and one in the House. The Senate bill is good, but it can be stronger. The House bill is excellent and we strongly support its immediate passage without amendment. The EDC supports BOTH the House and Senate bills.
We need your help TODAY! Members of Congress want to hear from YOU, their constituents.1. Contact your U.S. Representative and ask for "support for the immediate passage of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007, H.R. 1424, without amendments."
2. Contact both of your U.S. Senators and ask for "support of the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007, S. 558."
Insurance costs will NOT soar.When federal employees received mental health parity coverage starting in 2001, the cost to provide benefits increased by less than
one percent. In addition, productivity increased and absenteeism dropped. (Report on Parity for Federal Employees)
Managed care will STILL ensure that benefits are used wisely.Insurance companies will still play an important role in determining how resources are allocated.
To contact or support the Eating Disorders Coalition, go to eatingdisorderscoalition.org and get involved!