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


Sep 22, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

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.


Patrick Kennedy

Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
Length: 36 pages

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Full Title

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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Sep 22, 2008

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Sep 23, 2008
Passed House

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7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 23, 2008 6:49 p.m.
Passed 376/47

Related Bills

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H.R. 1424 (Related)
Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 3, 2008

H.R. 7202 (Related)
Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 2008

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