"For far too long we have not adequately provided for those suffering from a mental illness," Domenici said in a written statement to Psychiatric News. "We have simply said certain people should be treated differently. That must change starting today. If we place treatment dollars on their backs, they will have the necessary resources to obtain care. I am talking about insurance dollars, the same dollars that have built hospitals that treat only the heart. We must provide the same resources so those with a mental illness are not left behind. We will do this by passing mental health parity sooner rather than later, and two years from now we will begin a new chapter in the fight against mental illness."