IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
October 2, 2017
Ms. Stabenow (for herself and Mr. Blunt) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To increase the number of States that may conduct Medicaid demonstration programs to improve access to community mental health services.
This Act may be cited as the
Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act.
Community mental health services demonstration program
Section 223(d) of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (42 U.S.C. 1396a note) is amended—
in paragraph (3)—
Not more than and inserting
Subject to paragraph (8), not more than; and
2-year and inserting
by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
In addition to the 8 States selected under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall select 11 States (which shall not include any States selected under paragraph (1)) to participate in 2-year demonstration programs that meet the requirements of this subsection and represent a diverse selection of geographic areas, including rural and underserved areas.