Mental Health in America: Where Are We Now? Hearing Before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 28, 2016   [open pdf - 361KB]

This testimony is from the April 28, 2016 hearing on "Mental Health in America: Where Are We Now?" held before the Senate Committee on Finance. From the opening statement of Orrin G. Hatch: "Today's hearing will focus on mental health issues in America and the role the Medicaid and Medicare programs play in addressing the needs of those with behavioral and mental health issues. Together, Medicare and Medicaid finance nearly 45 percent of mental health spending in the United States, which amounted to more than $75 billion in 2014 alone. As the Senate committee with jurisdiction over these programs, it is our responsibility to better understand the drivers behind the growing needs for and costs of these services and to work together to develop better solutions for identifying and treating these issues." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Brandon Marshall, Margaret Bennington-Davis, Douglas P. Thomas, and Linda Rosenberg.

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