Hundreds Rally For Maryland Bill That Would Automatically Increase Spending For Mental Health

The Washington Post (2/25, Hicks, Wiggins) reports that on Thursday, hundreds of people advocating “for mental health and substance abuse treatment rallied in Annapolis…for something Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is pushing to tame: automatic spending increases.” The advocates “gathered outside the State House to support legislation that would tie the state’s behavioral-health funding to the rate of inflation for medical costs.” The bill would mandate that spending “be increased by nearly $17 million during the first year of implementation, with additional hikes during subsequent years.”

Related Links:

— “Hundreds attend Md. rally for mental-health, drug-treatment funding,” Josh Hicks and Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, February 25, 2016.

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