Mental Health Parity


Guests:

Senator Pete Domenici
* Republican Senator from New Mexico
* Sponsor of the Domenici-Wellstone "Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act"

Kate Sullivan
* Director of Health Care Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Michael Faenza
* President, National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

Julie Rovner
* NPR Health Policy Reporter

Jared Sanders
* Reporter, Wall Street Journal

President Bush says he supports requiring mental health insurance coverage to equal that for purely physical ailments. Some business leaders say the extra costs could stop them from offering their workers health care coverage at all. The costs, the benefits, the pros and cons of mental health parity.

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