Senators Tell HHS To Hurry Up With Mental Health Care Rules

Law360, New York (January 24, 2013, 3:29 PM EST) -- A pair of Democratic senators on Thursday pressed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to finalize pending rules on insurance and Medicaid coverage for mental health care, saying improved diagnosis and treatment were necessary in the wake of December’s deadly Newtown, Conn., shooting.

Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, made their pleas during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which had convened to assess the state of mental health care in the U.S. following the Newtown massacre...
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