Congress To Hear Testimony On Mental Health Bill.

The New York (NY) Times (4/3, A4, Carey, Subscription Publication) reports in a 1,000-word article that today Congress will hear testimony from legislators, patient advocates, and people living with psychiatric diagnoses “on the most ambitious overhaul plan in decades.” Experts call the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act’s prospects “uncertain” because of the legislative branch’s partisanship, although “both houses of Congress adopted one of its central provisions, expanding funding for outpatient treatment programs through other legislation,” last week.

Related Links:

— “Mental Health Groups Split on Bill to Overhaul Care,” Benedict Carly, New York Times, April 2, 2014.

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