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H.R. 6983 (110th): Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

To amend section 712 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, and section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Patrick Kennedy

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
Length: 36 pages
Introduced:

Sep 22, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 23, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Sep 22, 2008
 
Introduced

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Sep 23, 2008
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 6983 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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