Wellstone Activists Tour Country Advocating Healthcare


Health insurers don’t always cover mental disorders the same way they do physical ailments. There is afederal law on mental health parity. However it allows insurers to charge higher co-pays and deductibles. A new version named after the late senator Paul Wellstone seeks to close what some consider loopholes. The bill’s currently stalled in a congressional committee. Advocates are hoping to jump start the issue by taking a road tour of six cities.Shamane Mills reports…

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