Mental Health Parity Mandate: A Debate on the Pros and Cons

Tuesday, September 17, 2002
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
House Office Building, Room 2105
Washington, D.C.


Please join us for a discussion on the proposed mental health parity mandate. Is it worth the price? Who gains and who loses? Will employers drop or reduce coverage? Should all services be treated alike, or is there a need for distinctions? Can Utilization Review control costs? Is stigma still a problem? Should Congress be mandating what employers do and do not cover?

AGENDA:

  • Introduction -
    Representative Jim DeMint (R-SC)
  • For Mental Health Parity -
    Henry Harbin, M.D., Chairman, Magellan Health Systems, and member of the American Managerial Behaviorial Healthcare Associations (AMBHA)
  • Against Mental Health Parity -
    Paul Dennett, Vice President, Health Policy, American Benefits Council
  • Controlling Mental Health Costs with Managed Care -
    Sally Satel, M.D., W.H. Brady, Jr., Fellow, American Enterprise Institute (AEI), (invited)
  • Controlling Mental Health Costs with Medical Savings Accounts -
    John C. Goodman, Ph.D., President, National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA)

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Inquiries? Contact Krista Thom, Washington, D.C. Office Manager 202-220-3082