OBAMA Recognizes Need For Mental Health Parity in Reform

Just moments ago, President Obama stated in his town hall meeting in Portsmouth, NH, that he recognized that mental health care should be included in the health care reform legislation.  The President said it was unfortunate, that coverage for a broken leg is unquestioned while a debilitating depression is scrutinized or just not covered by some insurance plans.

For those of us who understand the impact of mental health on productivity and well being, it is crucial that we continue to clarify its importance to our economy, our communities, and our people.