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House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Improving Mental Health Care Access and Parity

  • 1.  House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing on Improving Mental Health Care Access and Parity

    National Council Staff
    Posted 07-06-2020 12:28
    Dear Association Executives - Following up on the discussion during our weekly Association Executives meeting, please find information below on last week's House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on improving mental health care access and parity.

    On Tuesday, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a legislative hearing to discuss over 20 bills aimed at improving the mental health treatment delivery system. Throughout the conversation, a number of National Council priorities were supported by witnesses and legislators alike, including ensuring adequate funding for behavioral health providers through the pandemic and beyond, extending telehealth flexibilities for behavioral health services beyond the end of the public health emergency, enforcing mental health parity, and more.

    Click here for an in-depth summary from our friends at Thorn Run Partners, or click here to watch the hearing in full.

    Please let us know if additional information would be helpful.


    Shelley Starkey, MPP
    Policy Associate
    National Council for Behavioral Health
    Direct: (202) 684-3728
    ShelleyS@TheNationalCouncil.org



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    Neal Comstock
    Director of Membership
    National Council
    NealC@TheNationalCouncil.org
    202 748-8793
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