Saturday, December 22, 2007

MENTAL HEALTH PARITY BILL STOPPED ONCE AGAIN


An Email I received from -

humanrights@cchr.org

Thanks to all of your efforts, including emails, calls, and visits the Mental Health Parity bill that would have forced insurance carriers to cover all 374 mental disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), literally opening the door to anyone being labeled with a mental disorder and drugged, was defeated.

It was extremely important that this bill be stopped, as there should be no parity of insurance coverage when there is no parity of diagnoses. The fact is, unlike real medical conditions which can be verified by a scientific/medical procedure, there are no blood tests, brain scans, chemical imbalance tests, X-Rays, etc. that can prove any psychiatric disorder is a disease or illness, yet millions are needlessly drugged due to this junk science. With commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs now acknowledged by international drug regulators as causing suicide, mania, homicidal ideation, psychosis, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and sudden death (20 warnings this year alone), you can see why defeating Mental Health Parity was so important. Under the guise of "helping" people, this bill was designed only to benefit those with a vested interest in hooking millions more Americans on drugs.

People deserve real solutions and real medical help, not junk science and vested interests looking to shove more drugs down their throats. Thanks to your efforts, they may find there are safer alternatives than the psychiatric/pharmaceutical cartel would have them believe.

CCHR International



Citizens Commission on Human Rights International

6616 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

4 comments:

Noora said...

Hi. I would like to spread this information about the Mental Health Parity Act being stopped, but when I tried to confirm the source, whether from the CCHR website or otherwise, there was none. I wish it were so that the Act has been stopped. Please confirm. I would really appreciate it.

Louise said...

I've sent them an email asking if they would please confirm the article - I also sent them this blog.

Hopefully they will deal with this ASAP.

Thanks for writing.

Louise

Noora said...

Thanks Louise. I'll keep checking back.
Noora

Louise said...

Welcome