Friday, June 10, 2005

Progress on Insurance Coverage for Mental Health Parity

Kudos to Iowa - a step in the right direction

"MASON CITY - A new Iowa law guaranteeing limited mental health parity was greeted this week with measured enthusiasm by North Iowa businessmen, health professionals and consumers.

The bill, signed into law May 2 by Gov. Tom Vilsack, means companies with more than 50 employees that provide health insurance for employees must also cover treatment of biologically-based mental illnesses."