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H.R. 2611: Increasing Behavioral Health Treatment Act

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To amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to remove the exclusion from medical assistance under the Medicaid Program of items and services for patients in an institution for mental diseases, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Grace Napolitano

Sponsor. Representative for California's 32nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2021
Length: 8 pages
Apr 16, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 16, 2021

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14 Cosponsors (14 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

Napolitanos Increasing Behavioral Health Treatment Act Supported by LA County Board of Supervisors
    — Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA32] (Sponsor) on Apr 20, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

National Shattering Silence Coalition NSSC is a nonpartisan alliance of family members, individuals suffering from serious brain disorders (SBD), professionals in the trenches, and people who care united to ensure brain illnesses, health, and criminal justice systems count those with SBD, and their families in …


Apr 16, 2021

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H.R. 2611 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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