Alli (neugotik) wrote,
Alli
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mental health bill passes

After 12 years the bill Paul Wellstone & others fought to get passed finally went through as a rider bill on the bailout package.

Now mental illness care should start to have equal co-pay as physical illness visits - should kick in about a year from now.


Anyhow, here's more on the mental health bill that passed which I am really relieved about! I mean, so much depression, anxiety, or other more severe problems go untreated because it's costly & not really covered well by insurance like physical medicine/ I mean, it's not like seeing a psychologist is indulgent like say, getting a massage at the spa. I mean, it's to help your health: so I'm relieved this bill passed, and I believe it will help millions of people.

New york times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/06/washington/06health.html
Wall Street Journal:
http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2008/09/24/congress-passes-mental-health-parity-bill/
Workforce Management:
http://www.workforce.com/section/00/article/25/77/91.php
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PS I learned a word today that is apt for my life:
"circumlocution: the use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few." Sad, but true. at least i have a word for it now.

Tags: national information, pschology
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