Universal Health Coverage, Mental Health Parity Bills in the Works
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Tuesday said he plans to draft legislation that would provide health insurance for all U.S. residents, the AP/Boston Herald reports.
Kennedy said that he supports an extension of Medicare to all U.S. residents but added that he would consider other proposals (AP/Boston Herald, 1/10).
NPR's "Morning Edition" on Monday reported on congressional efforts to pass mental health parity legislation.
The segment includes comments from Andrew Sperling, chief lobbyist of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Neil Troutwine, vice president of the National Retail Federation (Rovner, "Morning Edition," NPR, 1/8).
The complete segment is available online.