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H.R. 2848 (116th): 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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 20, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


19 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

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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H.R. 2848 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 2848. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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