Denver Nursing Star Denver Nursing Star Denver Nursing Star
     Information for the Denver Area Nursing & Health Care Professionals
Published each week by Metro Publishing L.L.C.
Home Page
Weekly Columns
Continued Education
Contact Us
Communicate with nurses and health care professionals with our NEW Message Board. click here »

» Facebook
» Colorado Student Nurse Association
» Children's Hospital
» Oklahoma's Nursing Times
Colorado State Flag
Thursday, January 23, 2020  

ANA aplauds passing of crucial mental health billPublished 3/12/2008

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce the passage of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health & Addiction Equity Act (H.R. 1424). By a vote of 268 to 149 the House of Representatives passed the measure, which would end longstanding insurance discrimination and removes barriers to care for those facing mental illness.

"We at the American Nurses Association believe the enactment of mental health parity legislation is fundamental to the delivery of comprehensive healthcare," said President Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR.

"ANA remains committed to ensuring access to quality health care that meets the needs of all Americans."

The Senate passed a version of the Mental Health Parity Act (S. 558) by unanimous consent in September.

Now, Senate and House leaders must work together to reconcile differences between the two versions and produce a bill that can pass in both chambers.

 « Return to Articles

This Weeks Stories
Week of November 09, 2011. Click the front page to download the issue!

Pamela Bourg, MS, RN, Named Fellow Of Academy of Emergency Nursing

Porter Adventist Hospital Unveils Colorado’s First Hybrid Surgical Suite - Ideal for diagnosing and treating Peripheral Arterial Disease

St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation gets donation from MassMutual - MassMutual continues support of breast cancer awareness and makes underwriting changes for breast cancer survivors

Aspen Ambulance District — Like a ‘Mobile Emergency Room’ Providing Immediate Care