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Titles (3)

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Mental Health Benefits bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2002

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for equal coverage of mental health benefits with respect to health insurance coverage unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical benefits.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/20/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
06/18/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
04/02/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
03/20/2002Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/20/2002Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/20/2002Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/20/2002Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (242)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 03/20/2002
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/09/2002
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 04/09/2002
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 04/09/2002
Rep. Blagojevich, Rod R. [D-IL-5] 04/09/2002
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 04/09/2002
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 04/09/2002
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7] 04/09/2002
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 04/09/2002
Rep. Sawyer, Tom [D-OH-14] 04/09/2002
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 04/09/2002
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16] 04/09/2002
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-10] 04/09/2002
Rep. Grucci, Felix J., Jr. [R-NY-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 04/09/2002
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Simmons, Rob [R-CT-2] 04/09/2002
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-32] 04/09/2002
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 04/09/2002
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 04/09/2002
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18] 04/09/2002
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 04/09/2002
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-29] 04/09/2002
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/09/2002
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 04/09/2002
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 04/09/2002
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 04/09/2002
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 04/09/2002
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 04/09/2002
Rep. Mink, Patsy T. [D-HI-2] 04/09/2002
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 04/09/2002
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3] 04/09/2002
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 04/09/2002
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 04/09/2002
Rep. Maloney, James H. [D-CT-5] 04/09/2002
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5] 04/09/2002
Rep. Coyne, William J. [D-PA-14] 04/09/2002
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 04/09/2002
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 04/09/2002
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 04/09/2002
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10] 04/09/2002
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 04/09/2002
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 04/09/2002
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14] 04/09/2002
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 04/09/2002
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 04/09/2002
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 04/09/2002
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 04/09/2002
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 04/09/2002
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 04/09/2002
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 04/09/2002
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7] 04/09/2002
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1] 04/09/2002
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-22] 04/09/2002
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 04/09/2002
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 04/09/2002
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-15] 04/09/2002
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 04/10/2002
Rep. Baldacci, John Elias [D-ME-2] 04/10/2002
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 04/10/2002
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 04/10/2002
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 04/10/2002
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 04/10/2002
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-49] 04/10/2002
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 04/10/2002
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 04/10/2002
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-6] 04/10/2002
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 04/10/2002
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 04/16/2002
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 04/16/2002
Rep. Sullivan, John [R-OK-1] 04/16/2002
Rep. Matheson, Jim [D-UT-2] 04/16/2002
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15] 04/16/2002
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12] 04/16/2002
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19] 04/16/2002
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 04/16/2002
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11] 04/16/2002
Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] 04/16/2002
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8] 04/16/2002
Rep. LaTourette, Steven C. [R-OH-19] 04/16/2002
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 04/16/2002
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 04/16/2002
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12] 04/16/2002
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 04/16/2002
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5] 04/16/2002
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 04/16/2002
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 04/16/2002
Rep. Carson, Brad [D-OK-2] 04/16/2002
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10] 04/16/2002
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 04/16/2002
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4] 04/16/2002
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8] 04/16/2002
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/16/2002
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 04/16/2002
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 04/16/2002
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 04/18/2002
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 04/18/2002
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10] 04/18/2002
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 04/18/2002
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 04/23/2002
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 04/23/2002
Rep. Hoeffel, Joseph M. [D-PA-13] 04/23/2002
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17] 04/23/2002
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3] 04/23/2002
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 04/23/2002
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 04/23/2002
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16] 04/24/2002
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 04/24/2002
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1] 04/24/2002
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 04/25/2002
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 04/25/2002
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 04/25/2002
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1] 04/25/2002
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 04/25/2002
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9] 04/25/2002
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-4] 04/25/2002
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 04/30/2002
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 04/30/2002
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 04/30/2002
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 04/30/2002
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10] 04/30/2002
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 04/30/2002
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50] 04/30/2002
Rep. Platts, Todd Russell [R-PA-19] 04/30/2002
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37] 05/01/2002
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-33] 05/01/2002
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] 05/01/2002
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 05/01/2002
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-30] 05/01/2002
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 05/01/2002
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-34] 05/02/2002
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 05/02/2002
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9] 05/02/2002
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3] 05/02/2002
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-18] 05/02/2002
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 05/02/2002
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 05/07/2002
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-9] 05/07/2002
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35] 05/07/2002
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 05/07/2002
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-11] 05/07/2002
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 05/07/2002
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 05/07/2002
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 05/07/2002
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 05/09/2002
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20] 05/09/2002
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2] 05/09/2002
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 05/14/2002
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 05/14/2002
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 05/14/2002
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14] 05/14/2002
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1] 05/14/2002
Rep. Ford, Harold E., Jr. [D-TN-9] 05/14/2002
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 05/14/2002
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2] 05/15/2002
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-27] 05/15/2002
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 05/15/2002
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 05/15/2002
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15] 05/15/2002
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2] 05/15/2002
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10] 05/15/2002
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 05/15/2002
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 05/15/2002
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 05/15/2002
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 05/20/2002
Rep. Lucas, Ken [D-KY-4] 05/20/2002
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2] 05/20/2002
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 05/20/2002
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-2] 05/20/2002
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 05/21/2002
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 05/21/2002
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1] 05/21/2002
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 05/21/2002
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 05/21/2002
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 05/21/2002
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] 05/21/2002
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4] 05/21/2002
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2] 05/21/2002
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1] 05/21/2002
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 05/21/2002
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28] 05/22/2002
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 05/22/2002
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 05/22/2002
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/22/2002
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7] 05/22/2002
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 05/22/2002
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-31] 05/22/2002
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 05/23/2002
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 05/23/2002
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 05/23/2002
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3] 05/23/2002
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-10] 05/23/2002
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9] 05/23/2002
Rep. Turner, Jim [D-TX-2] 05/23/2002
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20] 05/23/2002
Rep. Barrett, Thomas M. [D-WI-5] 05/23/2002
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 05/23/2002
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 05/23/2002
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 05/23/2002
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 05/23/2002
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 05/23/2002
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 05/23/2002
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 05/23/2002
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 05/23/2002
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 05/23/2002
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 05/23/2002
Rep. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] 06/04/2002
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-42] 06/04/2002
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 06/04/2002
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 06/04/2002
Rep. Watkins, Wes [R-OK-3] 06/06/2002
Rep. Sweeney, John E. [R-NY-22] 06/06/2002
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 06/06/2002
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 06/11/2002
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 06/11/2002
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-24] 06/11/2002
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 06/11/2002
Rep. Shows, Ronnie [D-MS-4] 06/11/2002
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 06/13/2002
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9] 06/19/2002
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 06/24/2002
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27] 06/25/2002
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 06/25/2002
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 06/27/2002
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 07/08/2002
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3] 07/15/2002
Rep. Ferguson, Mike [R-NJ-7] 07/26/2002
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 09/04/2002
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 09/04/2002

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce03/20/2002 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations06/18/2002 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce03/20/2002 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health04/02/2002 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/20/2002)

Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2002 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain employee group health plans or related insurances providing both medical-surgical and mental health benefits from imposing mental health treatment limitations or financial requirements unless comparable limitations and requirements are imposed upon medical-surgical benefits. States that the foregoing shall not be construed as requiring a group health plan (or related insurances) to: (1) provide any mental health benefits; (2) prevent the medical management of mental health benefits; or (3) require the provision of specific mental health services, except to the extent that failure to provide such services would result in a disparity between the coverage of mental health and medical-surgical benefits.

Exempts specified small employers from such requirements.

Requires that, in the case of a group health plan that offers a participant or beneficiary two or more benefit package options, the coverage requirements shall be applied separately with respect to each such option.

Provides that, in the case of a plan or insurance providing in-network mental health benefits, out-of-network mental health benefits need not be provided at parity to medical-surgical benefits, as long as in-network mental health benefits are provided at parity with medical-surgical benefits and the plan or insurance provides reasonable access to in-network providers and facilities.

Requires a General Accounting Office study of such requirements' effects upon health insurance costs, access, and quality and a cost estimation of extending such requirements to the treatment of substance abuse and chemical dependency.