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

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?


  • 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)


Seating is limited so RSVP today!

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