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H.R. 945 (116th): Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2019

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To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for the coverage of marriage and family therapist services and mental health counselor services under part B of the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Thompson

Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 31, 2019
Length: 7 pages
Introduced
Jan 31, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 9, 2020, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Cosponsors

123 Cosponsors (98 Democrats, 25 Republicans)

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Griffiths Weekly E-Newsletter 9.14.20
    — Rep. Morgan Griffith [R-VA9] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 14, 2020

Katko-Authored Bills Aimed at Expanding Access to Mental Healthcare Advance to House Floor
    — Rep. John Katko [R-NY24] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 10, 2020

Rep. Angie Craig Votes for Renewed COVID-19 Relief Package
    — Rep. Angie Craig [D-MN2] on Oct 1, 2020

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 945 will add $1.1 billion in new spending through 2030.

History

Jan 31, 2019
 
Introduced

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Jun 30, 2020
 
Considered by Health

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Sep 9, 2020
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

H.R. 945 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 945. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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