Most progressive mental health groups are supporting this version of the Senate bill, as it does not include the rights and dignity violations in the House version.
Markup of Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 10:00 AM
Link to Webcast – should go live approximately 15 minutes prior to the mark-up.
Senate discussion draft bill – announcement from HELP Committee
Bill is link at the bottom of announcement.
Press on the bill
The Hill: Here is a link to an article that reports that the author of proposed mental health legislation in the House has criticized the bipartisan U.S. Senate bill.
Morning Consult – Rep. Murphy Hits HELP Committee’s Mental Health Bill
The Tennessean: Lamar Alexander Takes on Mental Health ‘Crisis’ (Real MH Change quoted here)
Thank you to the National Disability Rights Network for compiling this information.
What you can do:
We invite you to engage on social media during the markup, if you cannot be there in person. Let these committees know what you think of the conversation and what should and should not be a part of mental health legislation. Please use the hashtag #realmhchange. We will be Tweeting from @realmhchange.
Tweet your thoughts to the HELP Committee:
@PattyMurray (Ranking Member)