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House passes veteran's mental health bill
A voice vote in the House approved a compromise for the "Veteran's Mental Health Bill" calling for improvements in treatment and research for PTSD, substance abuse disorders and for expanding the time when military families may seek mental health services. For updates on S. 2162, click here. ... []
H.R. 6594
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced a bill (HR 6594) "To amend the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001." []
S 3195
"A bill to provide assistance to adolescents and young adults with serious mental health disorders as they transition to adulthood," was introduced by Sen. Gordon Smith on June 25, 2008. []
S. 1715
Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-ME) introduced the "Medicare Mental Health Copayment Equity Act of 2007," on June 27, 2007, "to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate discriminatory copayment rates for outpatient psychiatric services under the Medicare program." []
H.R. 5876
Rep. George Miller (D-CA) introduced the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act of 2008 on April 22, 2008: “To require certain standards and enforcement provisions to prevent child abuse and neglect in residential programs, and for other purposes.” []
H.R. 5605
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced the Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2008 on March 12, 2008: “To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP.” []
S. 2029
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Physician Payments Sunshine Act of 2007 on September 5, 2007: “To amend title XI of the Social Security Act to provide for transparency in the relationship between physicians and manufacturers of drugs, devices, or medical supplies for which payment is made under Medicare, Medicaid, or SCHIP.” []
H.R. 4053
Rep. Shelley Berkeley (D-NV) introduced the Mental Health Improvements Act of 2007 on Oct. 31, 2007, “To improve the treatment and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders, and for other purposes.” []
S. 2162
Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hi) introduced the Veterans’ Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008 on October 14, 2007: "To improve the treatment and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance use disorders, and for other purposes." []
S. 2819
Economic Recovery in Health Care Act of 2008, introduced by Sen. John Rockefeller, April 2, 2008, "Prohibits the Secretary of Health and Human Services from finalizing, implementing, enforcing, or otherwise taking any action to give effect prior to April 1, 2009" []
S. 558
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) introduced the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007 on February 11, 2007: “To provide parity between health insurance coverage of mental health benefits and benefits for medical and surgical services.” []
H.R. 1424
Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) introduced the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 on March 8, 2007: “To amend section 712 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment, and for other purposes.” []
H.R. 5892
Rep. John Hall (D-NY) introduced the Veterans Disability Benefits Claims Modernization Act of 2008 on April 23, 2008: “To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to modernize the disability benefits claims processing system of the Department of Veterans Affairs to ensure the accurate and timely delivery of compensation to veterans and their families and survivors, and for other purposes.” []
S. 901
Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA) introduced the Health Care Safety Net Act of 2007 on March 14, 2007: “To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional authorizations of appropriations for the health centers program under section 330 of such Act.” []
H.R. 1343
Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) introduced the Health Centers Renewal Act of 2007 on March 5, 2007: “To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide additional authorizations of appropriations for the health centers program under section 330 of such Act.” []
H.R. 5554
Rep. Michael Michaud introduced the Justin Bailey Veterans Substance Use Disorders Prevention and Treatment Act of 2008 on March 5, 2008: “To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand and improve health care services available to veterans from the Department of Veterans Affairs for substance use disorders, and for other purposes.” []
H.R. 5613
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act on March 12, 2008: “To extend certain moratoria and impose additional moratoria on certain Medicaid regulations through April 1, 2009, and for other purposes.” []

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