National Press Club

NPC Luncheon with Patrick Kennedy & Jim Ramstad

March 14, 2012

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Run time: 59 minutes

Former Reps. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Jim Ramstad (R-MN) discussed the Mental Health Parity Act at a National Press Club luncheon on March 14, 2012.

Authors of the legislation named after the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, they spoke about the challenges surrounding its implementation. The law prohibits health insurance companies from discriminating against those who have a mental illness.