Help Us Realize the Promise of the Wellstone/Domenici Law
Although the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act law was enacted nearly four years ago, a final rule to implement it has still not been issued. Without a final rule from the Administration, many individuals seeking care for addiction and mental health services haven’t been unable to access the health care services they need. Field hearings around the country hosted by former Congressman Patrick Kennedy and Jim Ramstad have highlighted the difficulties that people have had accessing care.
Please ask your Member of Congress to join with the co-chairs of the Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus, Representatives John Sullivan (R-OK) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) in sending the attached letter to the Secretaries of Labor, Health and Human Services and Treasury, asking the Administration to issue a final parity rule and provide an update on progress made thus far in implementing the law.
For more information about implementation of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, please visit www.parityispersonal.org.
The deadline for signing on is October 5, 2012. Members of Congress should contact Melissa Gierach with Rep. Sullivan (R-OK) at 202.225.2211 or Anne Sokolov with Rep. Ryan (D-OH) 202.225.5261 to sign on to the letter.
Thank you for taking action!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1). Use our email below to contact your Members of Congress TODAY to ask them to sign on to the letter. You can personalize and edit the letter below by including information about yourself, your organization and your community.