House to Vote on Mental Health Reform Bill H.R. 2646 in July
June 22, 2016
The House will vote on a long-delayed mental health reform bill in July, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) office said Wednesday.
The announcement is another major step forward for the legislation, which had been delayed for years but finally was voted out of committee this month.
AAP Supports House Energy and Commerce Committee's Mental Health Legislation
June 15, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the House Energy and Commerce Committee Amendment to the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) and thanks Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for their leadership advancing this bipartisan effort to improve our mental health system to better meet the needs of children and adolescents.
AMA Adopts Policy in Support of Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders
June 15, 2016
The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policy today urging equal health care access and payment for eating disorders. Although current federal law mandates parity in benefit levels for eating disorders, many payers do not offer parity of services, effectively excluding eating disorders from mental health parity.
E&C Committee Democrats Mark First Step Towards Mental Health Reform
June 14, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Members of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY), Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) released the following statement on the mental health bill, H.R. 2646 as amended, being considered this week before the House Energy & Commerce Committee...
BREAKING: Full Committee to Vote on Landmark Mental Health Reform Bill June 15
June 7, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - The House Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), has scheduled a full committee markup on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, to consider several bills including landmark mental health legislation. Details on the time and location will be posted here, as they become available. Among the bills being considered is Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy’s (R-PA) bipartisan H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.