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H.R. 1364: Parity Enforcement Act of 2021

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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: Feb 25, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Feb 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 25, 2021

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14 Cosponsors (13 Democrats, 1 Republican)

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

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What legislators are saying

Norcross Secures Key Provision to Hold Insurers Accountable for Failing to Meet Mental Health Parity Standards
    — Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1] (Sponsor) on Sep 16, 2021

Rep. Norcross Votes to Invest $761 Billion in Families, Workers, and Mental Health as Part of Education and Labor Committee Reconciliation Package
    — Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1] (Sponsor) on Sep 10, 2021

Norcross, Courtney, Kuster, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Enforce Mental Health Parity, Hold Insurance Companies Accountable
    — Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ1] (Sponsor) on Mar 12, 2021

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Feb 25, 2021

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