Federal Hearing Focuses on Mental Health Treatment
At a Senate hearing last week, mental health experts urged lawmakers to address looming gaps in the nation's mental health system. The hearing also focused on the lack of progress surrounding a 2008 mental health parity law and the expansion of mental health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
- "U.S. Mental Health Experts Urge Focus on Early Treatment" (Morgan, Reuters, 1/24).
- "U.S. Mental Health Chief Says Treatment Cuts the Risk of Violence" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 1/24).
- "Newtown Renews Panel's Focus on Mental Health" (Winfield Cunningham, Politico, 1/25).