Yesterday I received an urgent message from the ANA asking nurses to contact their Congressional Representatives to support HR 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health & Addiction Act. Congress is expected to take up this issue tomorrow, March 5, 2008.
In September, 2007, the U.S. Senate passed similar legislation (S. 588) which will help bring an end to health insurance discrimination and remove barriers blocking health care for those who suffer from mental illness.
Please call today! The toll free number is 1-866-727-4894 and ask for your Representative’s office. If you don’t know who your representative is or prefer to send an Email you can get this information and access at Congress.org.