Link: http://www.usnews.com/news/health-care-news/articles/2016-12-07/democrats-warn-obamacare-repeal-would-hurt-progress-on-mental-health-reform

By Kimberly Leonard
December 7, 2016

Democratic supporters of a medical innovation bill headed to President Barack Obama's desk say they fear its mental health provisions will be outweighed if Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump are successful at repealing Obama's signature health care law.

Though members of both parties overwhelmingly came together this week to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that includes provisions to make it easier for patients to access mental health treatment, they also made it apparent their consensus will end when it comes to the Affordable Care Act.