Yesterday, the US Senate passed, by a 69-30 vote, a bill that would finally remove the anachronistic and discriminatory "brain tax" from Medicare. Elderly and disabled on Medicare have had to pay a 50% copay for outpatient treatment for mental illness since Medicare started in 1965. Any other type of illness requires only a 20% copay.
6,466 Articles . . . . . DO NOT mention the bill's mental health provisions408 Articles . . . . . DO mention the bill's mental health provisions