Today we celebrate a victory long in the making. The Senate health Committee unanimously passed a version of Mental Health Parity. It is not the perfect bill, but there is a commitment and a great start to efforts that are 15 years in the making in NC. Nine major mental illness categories are covered at full parity; other mental health categories are covered at partial parity. The bill will most likely be heard on the Senate floor by the end of the week.
Congratulations to all those who worked so hard on this bill. Especially Representative Martha Alexander, her dogged determination has helped make this victory possible!