House passes mental health parity bill in honor of Wellstone

The House passed the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act on a vote of 268-148. 47 Republicans joined 221 Democrats in supporting passage of the bill.

According to Speaker Nancy Pelosi's blog, The Gavel:

This bipartisan legislation will end discrimination against patients seeking treatment for mental illnesses by prohibiting insurers and group health plans from imposing treatment or financial limitations when they offer mental health benefits that are more restrictive from those applied to medical and surgical services.
All six Michigan Democrats voted in favor of the bill, as did Republicans Fred Upton, Joe Knollenberg, and Candice Miller. Tim Walberg did not vote, while five Michigan Republicans voted against it.

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