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News stories tagged with "timothy-s-law"

Advocates want coverage for PTSD

Mental health advocates are asking New York's legislature to expand unlimited mental health coverage for people with post traumatic stress disorder, including returning war veterans and victims of domestic violence. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.  Go to full article

Suicide a "silent epidemic" in North Country

Suicide is a painful subject, complicated by sorrow and stigma, but public health experts say silence can be deadly. Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for men in the U.S. Here in the North Country, suicide rates are nearly twice as high as in New York City. Experts say isolation and the easy availability of firearms are big factors. Yesterday in Lake Placid, more than four hundred activists, mental health experts and suicide survivors gathered to look for strategies that might slow the rate of suicide. As Brian Mann reports, they say the first step is speaking out.  Go to full article

Pataki considers mental health bill

During last week's special session, the state Assembly approved Timothy's Law. It requires that insurance companies cover mental illnesses as comprehensively as they treat physical ailments. It only needs Governor Pataki's signature to become law, but as Karen DeWitt reports, that occurrence is far from certain. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senate passes Timothy's Law

The New York State Senate returned Friday for a short session, to confirm some appointments desired by the outgoing Governor Pataki, and to pass a bill known as Timothy's Law, that provides health insurance coverage for mental illness. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NY Senators Pledge to Pass "Timothy's Law"

Advocates for parity for mental health insurance scored a partial victory when the State Senate promised to act on the bill known as Timothy's Law when Senators return to Albany in the fall. As Karen DeWitt reports, the win was achieved by patient persistence by every day citizens.  Go to full article

NY Senate Considers Insurance Parity for Mental Illness

The New York State Senate wants to require health insurance companies to pay for better coverage for eating disorders. Supporters of the mental health parity bill known as Timothy's Law, say they'd like those mandates extended to other types of mental illness, as well. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mental Health Advocates Rally in Albany

Mental health advocates rallied at the State Capitol for a bill that would require health insurers to provide more extensive mental health services coverage. The measure is known as Timothy's Law, and is named after 12-year-old Timothy O'Clair, who committed suicide after a battle with depression. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Mental Health Advocates Push Passage of Timothy's Law

Mental health advocates are hoping that the New York State Senate will approve Timothy's Law when the Senate returns next week for a one-day session. The legislation extends health care benefits for people with mental illness. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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