For years, efforts to end discrimination in health care insurance coverage for mental illness have failed in Congress. Now we are literally at the door of ending this terrible discrimination. At least one in five Americans suffers from a mood disorder or other mental illness. These individuals should be afforded the same level of insurance coverage as those with a physical illness. Mental Health Parity makes sense and is affordable. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that providing mental health parity would increase health care costs by less than 1%. Wont you join me in writing your legislators and ask them for their support of the Mental Health Parity Legislation?