By Liz Szabo

July 8, 2017

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A little-discussed provision in the Senate health care bill is designed to

boost the number of hospital beds for psychiatric care, providing a

long-sought victory for mental health advocates.

 

The provision would amend an obscure rule regarding Medicaid funding - a

rule that has sharply limited the number of beds for those with

schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses.