Mental Health Parity Passes Senate

With all of the focus on the newest edition of “Hillarycare,” the media have largely ignored the latest mandate working its way through Congress. Unfortunately, our own Pete Domenici is riding shotgun with Ted Kennedy on this one and you just know that is not a good thing. The issue is the so-called Mental Health Parity Act and, if the House goes along with the Senate’s plan, it would likely add between five and ten percent to the cost of a health insurance policy.
At a time when “universal coverage” is high on the political agenda, it would seem that policymakers would be working to make insurance less, not more, costly. Unfortunately, that will not be the case if the Mental Health Parity Act is adopted.