S. 558 - Mental Health Parity Act of 2007

Health policy. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide parity between health insurance coverage of mental health benefits and benefits for medical and surgical services. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on September 17, 2007 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 18, 2007.

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Mental Health Parity Act of 2007

S. 558 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to provide parity between health insurance coverage of mental health benefits and benefits for medical and surgical services. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide parity between health insurance coverage of mental health benefits and benefits for medical and surgical services.
Other Titles
  • Mental Health Parity Act of 2007
  • Mental Health Parity Act of 2007
  • Mental Health Parity Act of 2007
Sponsor
Pete Domenici
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health policy
  • Administrative procedure
  • Auditing
  • Business
  • Civil rights
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Labor
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Employee health benefits
  • Executive departments
  • Executive reorganization
  • Federal preemption
  • Finance
  • Government information
  • Government publicity
  • Health insurance
  • Insurance premiums
  • Labor
  • Law
  • Medical care
  • Medicine
  • Mental health services
  • Ombudsman
  • Politics and government
  • Small business
  • Standards
  • State and local government
  • State laws
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Major Actions
Introduced2/12/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed Senate9/18/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/18/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2908 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/18/2007PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/12/2007
2/12/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Put on a legislative calendar2/14/2007Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
3/27/2007Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Kennedy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar3/27/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 93.
4/11/2007By Senator Kennedy from Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions filed written report. Report No. 110-53.
9/18/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
9/18/2007The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/18/2007Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
9/18/2007Amendment SA 2908 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Domenici.
select this voteVote9/18/2007Amendment SA 2908 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
9/19/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
9/19/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
9/19/2007Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
9/19/2007Referred to House Energy and Commerce
9/19/2007Referred to House Education and Labor
9/19/2007Received in the House.
10/17/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 2908Domenici, Pete [R-NM]September 18, 2007Passed by voice vote on September 17, 2007.

In the nature of a substitute.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$530,955
$3,179,107
$285,984
$71,294
$1,286,712
$6,850
$1,974,709
$1,006,644
$8,342,255
$0
10 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Mental Health Parity Act of 2007: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

10 organizations supported this bill

Aetna
(n.d.). Aetna Statement In Support Of Mental Health Parity Act Of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Psychiatric Association
(n.d.). 269 Organizations Supporting the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
Association of Jewish Family & Children's Agencies
(n.d.). 142 Organizations Supporting the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
(n.d.). Letter to the Senate. Retrieved n.d., from .
Families USA
(n.d.). 142 Organizations Supporting the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
Mental Health America
(n.d.). Policy Alert: Ask your senator to support the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Alliance on Mental Illness
(n.d.). ACT NOW to Push for Mental Health Parity!. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Social Workers
(n.d.). Social Workers Support Mental Health Parity Bill. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Recreation and Park Association
(n.d.). 142 Organizations Supporting the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007. Retrieved n.d., from .
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(n.d.). The Mental Health Parity Act (S. 558). Retrieved n.d., from .

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$18,510$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$78,900$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$33,500$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$164,010$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$78,100$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$23,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$43,910$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$62,001$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$35,900$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$300,706$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$132,843$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$17,450$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$47,448$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$97,800$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$16,450$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$227,868$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$114,939$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$58,270$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$134,885$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$150,250$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$401,031$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$17,750$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$26,300$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$117,545$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$111,000$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$64,050$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$97,225$0Yes
John CornynRTX$74,015$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$6,250$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$29,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$97,660$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$91,406$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$51,531$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$32,000$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$34,850$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$94,095$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$52,500$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$75,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$82,558$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$79,400$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$93,357$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$107,217$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$82,250$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$2,000$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$74,946$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$103,300$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$41,433$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$29,075$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$36,600$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$60,050$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$24,300$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$111,170$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$55,240$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$180,400$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$80,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$64,116$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$49,203$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$23,650$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$94,445$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$215,350$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$101,850$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$27,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$30,000$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$98,800$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$50,000$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$118,310$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$135,350$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$133,960$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$52,950$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$50,450$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$186,554$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$139,773$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$137,255$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$196,527$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$31,150$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,110$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$135,898$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$51,800$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$128,524$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$221,613$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$56,554$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$108,048$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$47,200$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,000$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$132,600$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$48,650$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$146,950$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$153,876$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$13,150$0Yes
John SununuRNH$54,600$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$138,677$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$31,400$0Yes
David VitterRLA$35,750$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$73,850$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$3,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$74,008$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$52,160$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$80,900$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$18,510$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$78,900$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$33,500$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$164,010$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$78,100$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$23,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$43,910$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$62,001$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$35,900$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$300,706$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$132,843$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$17,450$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$47,448$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$97,800$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$16,450$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$227,868$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$114,939$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$58,270$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$134,885$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$150,250$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$401,031$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$17,750$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$26,300$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$117,545$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$111,000$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$64,050$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$97,225$0Yes
John CornynRTX$74,015$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$6,250$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$29,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$97,660$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$91,406$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$51,531$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$32,000$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$34,850$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$94,095$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$52,500$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$75,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$82,558$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$79,400$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$93,357$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$107,217$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$82,250$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$2,000$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$74,946$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$103,300$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$41,433$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$29,075$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$36,600$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$60,050$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$24,300$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$111,170$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$55,240$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$180,400$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$80,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$64,116$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$49,203$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$23,650$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$94,445$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$215,350$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$101,850$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$27,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$30,000$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$98,800$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$50,000$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$118,310$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$135,350$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$133,960$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$52,950$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$50,450$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$186,554$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$139,773$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$137,255$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$196,527$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$31,150$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$35,110$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$135,898$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$51,800$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$128,524$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$221,613$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$56,554$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$108,048$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$47,200$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,000$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$132,600$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$48,650$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$146,950$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$153,876$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$13,150$0Yes
John SununuRNH$54,600$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$138,677$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$31,400$0Yes
David VitterRLA$35,750$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$73,850$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$3,000$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$74,008$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$52,160$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$80,900$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Accident & health insurance$3,179,107
Environmental policy$1,974,709
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,286,712
Retail trade$1,006,644
Welfare & Social Work$530,955
Chambers of commerce$285,984
Mental Health Services$71,294
Consumer groups$6,850

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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