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2013-11-08 16:24:43

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury today jointly issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans. The final rule issued today implements the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and ensures that health plan features like co-pays, deductibles, and...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was honored last night by the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) for her advocacy work and legislative accomplishments on mental health issues. APAPO presented Pelosi with the 2011 Outstanding Leadership Award, given annually to a member of Congress who has prominently championed the goals of professional psychology. "House Democratic Leader Pelosi has been a tireless...

2010-06-17 15:50:00

Podcast Series Available at www.urac.org/podcast/ or on iTunes Store WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third podcast in URAC's "Highlights in Health" series was released today, exploring the effects of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in the workplace. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100422/URACLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100422/URACLOGO) The "Highlights in Health" podcast series,...

2010-04-21 11:30:00

Two-Day Event to Outline the Impact of Regulations Prior to Implementation WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- URAC, the nation's leading healthcare accreditation and education organization, and Hayes, Inc., the nation's leading health technology research and consulting company, announce a two-day symposium "The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act: Implications for All Stakeholders" to be held June 23-24, 2010 at the Pier 5 Hotel in...

2010-02-23 08:15:00

CENTER CITY, Minn., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former U.S. Congressman Jim Ramstad of Minnesota has joined Hazelden as a senior policy adviser. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061128/CGTU038LOGO) Ramstad, who served in Congress from 1991 until last year, will assist Hazelden on federal legislative and policy issues related to addiction, treatment, and recovery. He will focus on health care reform and implementation of a new law expanding access to addiction and...

2010-01-29 11:02:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury today jointly issued new rules providing parity for consumers enrolled in group health plans who need treatment for mental health or substance use disorders. "Today's rules will bring needed relief to families faced with meeting the cost of obtaining mental health and substance abuse services," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "The benefits will...

2009-07-02 08:00:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, physicians, scientists, patients and members of the biotech industry from around the world gathered for the first major meeting of a unique research center on muscular dystrophy -- the Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center. Established last year and based at Boston Biomedical Research Institute (BBRI) in Watertown, MA, it is the only Wellstone Center and the only center in the world to focus...

2008-10-05 15:00:03

By JOHN E MULLIGAN WASHINGTON -- Two years ago last May, Jim Ramstad, a veteran congressman from the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul, paid a quiet visit to a colleague whose drug abuse -- plus a harshly publicized car crash on Capitol Hill -- had just landed him in rehab at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. What drove the 60-year-old Republican to pay respects to Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy -- a prominent, younger Democrat whom he did not know very well -- was the memory of his own wake-up call in a...

2008-10-05 00:00:02

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Talk about going out with a win.Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., has spent years fighting for legislation that would require insurance plans to treat mental health patients on par with those who have physical ailments. No more higher copays or deductibles for the mental health treatments. No more limits on visits to the doctor that differ from the caps for other patients.Domenici, after six terms, is leaving office this year. One of his final votes was...

2008-10-03 18:00:08

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Mark Covall, Executive Director, National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems on passage of The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008: In a historic win for all Americans, the United States Congress today passed legislation that is a major civil rights victory for individuals who experience serious emotional and substance use disorders. The Paul Wellstone...