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.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
Length: 38 pages
110th Congress (2007–2009)
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.
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7 Cosponsors (6 Democrats, 1 Republican)
H.R. 6983 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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