What's up with Mental Health Parity law?
The mental health and addiction parity compromise bill that was agreed to by House and Senate negotiators is included in the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3335), which is expected to be considered on the Senate floor the week of July 28th. In June, the Senate failed to invoke
cloture on a tax extenders package by 7 votes.
To keep that from happening again, we need to engage a swift and decisive grassroots campaign. It is essential the Senate pass this package before the August recess so that parity legislation can also pass the House and be signed into law by the President before Congress adjourns for the year in September.
ACTION: Have your advocates call their U.S. Senators by
using the toll-free Parity Hotline: 1-866-parity4 (1-866-727-4894). (The Parity Hotline reaches the U.S. Capitol switchboard, which can connect callers to the offices of their members.)
MESSAGE: “I’m calling to ask that the Senator vote for the Jobs, Energy, Families and Disaster Relief Act of 2008 (S. 3335). The Senate must pass lifesaving mental health and addiction parity legislation included in the bill before the August recess."
TARGETS: All members of the Senate.