Medicare Mental Health Bills Get Boost From House Committee

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The House Ways and Means Committee advanced a package of legislative proposals designed to enhance Medicare coverage of mental health services during a markup hearing Wednesday.

“The package of bipartisan bills before us today are a big step forward in not only addressing the mental health crisis in America, but additionally making meaningful changes to our health systems to raised support patients who’re struggling,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.), a psychologist.

But Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), expressed opposition to provisions in H.R. 432, which might allow Medicare to cover marriage counseling services, despite the fact that program funds are on shaky …

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