Senators Pete Domenici, Edward Kennedy, and Mike Enzi have introduced legislation that requires health insurers who cover mental illnesses to offer benefits on par with those provided for physical ailments. We’ll talk about the implications of parity for mental health benefits and prospects for this legislation.


  • Senator Pete Domenici R, New Mexico
  • Paul Dennett Vice president for health policy, American Benefits Council
  • Andrew Sperling Director of federal legislative advocacy, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Keith Dixon President, Cigna Behaviorial Health
  • Senator Edward Kennedy D, Massachusetts.
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