Congress May Not Have Enough Time To Pass Mental Healthcare Reform

Modern Healthcare (10/8, Meyer, Subscription Publication) reported Congressional “lawmakers are poised to pass a sweeping package of mental healthcare reforms during the lame-duck session next month, following enactment in July of legislation to address the epidemic of opioid addiction.” But, “the big question” remains “whether Congress will have enough time during the 20 days of the lame-duck session following the November election to pass the legislation.” Depending on November’s election results, bipartisan rancor may also get in the way of passage.

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— “The next big reform challenge is mental health, And the lame-duck Congress just might take it on,” Harris Meyer, Modern Healthcare, October 8, 2016.

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