Link:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/319427-medicaid-a-vital-lifeline-for-mental-health-care 

By Mary Giliberti, J.D.

February 14, 2017

 

In December 2016, Congress enacted landmark legislation to improve care for

Americans with mental illness. These provisions reflected strong, bipartisan

consensus that fixing the broken American mental health system must be a

national priority and something we cannot ignore.

 

Today, barely two months later, Congress is considering changes to Medicaid

that could significantly set back the cause of improving mental health care

and deny care to millions of Americans with mental illness.