Can You Get Mental Health Care When You Need It?

5/5/2016

1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition. With the right care, recovery is possible. But, most people aren’t getting the care they need. In fact, the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 73% of Americans say that a lack of access to mental health care is a major problem.

The Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S. 2680) will help by:

  • Promoting the integration of health and mental health care, so people get care that treats the whole person, not just one condition.
  • Increasing the mental health workforce, so more trained professionals are available to help.
  • Strengthening enforcement of mental health parity, so health plans are held accountable for the coverage people paid for.

S. 2680 will help people get access to the mental health care they desperately need. But, only if it passes.

Learn more about Mental Health Reform legislation and contact your Senators today.