Parity is Personal Advocacy Opportunity

There is currently a push to get our members of Congress to sign-on to a letter asking the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury to issues the final rule so the Mental Health Parity Law can be fully implemented. Please help by asking your member to sign-on to the letter. It is super easy to do! All you have to do is follow the directions below and you will be taken to the site that will ask you for your 9 digit zip code. Then you will fill in a few blanks and you are done. It took me about 4 minutes to do!!
For those of you who are on Facebook or other social media please post this message.
Kitty Westin, MA
Advocacy Director
Dear Advocate:
As we approach the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) on October 3, 2008, we are asking for your help to make the purpose of the federal parity law a reality.
Although MHPAEA was enacted nearly four years ago, a final rule implementing the law has not yet been issued. Without a final rule from the Administration, many individuals seeking care for mental health and addictive disorders have been unable to access the health care services they need.
Please ask your Member of Congress to sign the letter to the Administration asking them to issue a final parity rule and provide an update on progress made thus far in implementing the law. Click here to act now! For more information about parity, please visit
Members of Congress should contact Melissa Gierach with Rep. Sullivan (R-OK) or Anne Sokolov with Rep. Ryan (D-OH) to sign on to the letter.
Thank you for your help to make parity a reality!
The Emily Program Foundation