Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed Senate without amendment (12/22/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code to extend through 2006 mental health parity provisions, which require group health plans to treat equally mental health benefits and medical and surgical benefits for purposes of lifetime limits or annual limits on benefits covered by the plan.