Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a bipartisan agreement to help keep insurance markets sound and more affordable. If this bill passes, it will help protect mental health coverage for Americans with mental illness.
The Alexander-Murray bill will also keep vital patient protections in place, including stopping health plans from:
- dropping coverage of mental health and substance use.
- charging higher premiums if an individual has a preexisting condition, like depression or anxiety.
- charging more simply because a person has a mental health or substance use condition.