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Congress approves mental health bill

Washington Post, September 24, 2008
Congress has approved legislation that would require private insurers to provide the same level of benefits for mental illness as they do for physical illness. The measure has been lauded by advocates as a great shift in the nation's understanding of mental health, and it received strong bipartisan support in Congress and has the backing of business, insurance companies, health advocates, the medical community, and the White House.