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H.R. 2848: Parity Enforcement Act of 2019

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To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to strengthen parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Donald Norcross

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 20, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on May 20, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 20, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Norcross Joins Porter in Introducing Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Mental Health Parity Compliance
    — Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1] (Sponsor) on Jun 11, 2019

Bipartisan Opioid Task Force Discusses Importance of Robust Access to Mental Health and Substance Misuse Treatment
    — Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 12, 2020

Kuster, Norcross, Courtney Introduce Bill to Enforce Mental Health Parity, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable
    — Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH2] (Co-sponsor) on May 22, 2019

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May 20, 2019

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