1:53 PM 31 Jan 1996
|to:||Jack M. Quinn|
If I were the Republicans (and I wanted a bill, rather than an issue), I would respond to the President's letter by providing an exception for serious health consequences and then defining serious to exclude all psychological, mental, e~otional etc. health issues. This will lead to a very serious Walter problem -- mucn more serious than the mere use of the word "serious" -- because there is at least one SCt case (and probably more) that explicitly says that mental health is a facet of health just like any other. I just thought I'd warn you.