52 Drake L. Rev. 553 (2003-2004)
The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996: Let It Sunset If Real Changes Are Not Made

handle is hein.journals/drklr52 and id is 563 raw text is: THE MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT OF 1996:
LET IT SUNSET IF REAL CHANGES ARE NOT
MADE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. INTRO  D U CTIO N  ................................................................................. 553
II. THE MENTAL HEALTH PARITY ACT OF 1996 ........................... 555
A. Goal of the Law's Sponsors and a Brief History of the
B ill ............................................................................................. 5 55
B. What the MHPA Does Not Require .................................... 557
C. What the MHPA Does Require ............................................ 558
III. THE PRACTICAL EFFECT OF THE MHPA .................................. 562
IV. STATE GROUP INSURANCE LAWS .............................................. 564
A .  Introduction  ............................................................................. 564
B .  B road  Parity  Law s ................................................................... 565
C. Laws Similar to the Federal MHPA ...................................... 567
D .  D ollar M inim um   Laws ........................................................... 568
E. Day and Visit Limit Laws ....................................................... 569
F. How States Define Mental Illness ......................................... 570
G. Biologically Based Mental Illness Laws ............................... 571
V. WHERE Do WE GO FROM HERE? .............................................. 576
A. Some Recent Legislative Proposals to Expand Federal
M  ental H ealth  Parity  .............................................................. 576
B. A Compromise Proposal: Pass a Federal Biologically
Based Mental Illness Parity Law ........................................... 578
V I.  C ONCLUSIO   N  ................................................................................. 586
I.    INTRODUCTION
Medical coverage under group health plans offered by employers has
traditionally placed greater restrictions and limitations on mental illness

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