Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted on and passed a new, expanded federal mental health parity act. The New York Times reports on it here. You can read the bill itself here. The White House expresses concerns about the cost of the House version of the bill here. H/T Benefits Link for their coverage of this news.
The Senate version of the bill differs from the House version in some important respects. I assume the two bodies will attempt to hammer out their differences in a conference committee.