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Tue July 24, 2007
Jackson Man Will Bike for Mental Health Coverage
By Elsa Heidorn
Laramie, WY – A man from Jackson will ride his bike 2,800 miles from Jackson to Burlington, Vermont to raise awareness of the lack of insurance coverage for mental health services.
Twenty-eight-year-old Fred Finn says most health insurance provides little coverage for mental health, while covering physical problems extensively. Finn says leads to huge problems for millions of people.
"It really truly does affect everyone in this country. I know everyone can think of at least somebody who is affected," he said.
Both the US Senate and House will likely consider legislation this session that would force insurance companies to cover mental health services more fully. Finn will leave August first from Jackson and ride about 80 miles a day for nearly two months. His supporters can track his progress on a Web site: