Last session, House Speaker
The committee published an extensive report suggesting fixes and cautioning the state not to wait, "because the societal, medical and criminal justice costs [of inaction] alone will be extremely high."
Price introduced around 20 bills dealing with mental health issues.
The bills touch most of the main areas needing improvement.
Insurance access/coverage, criminal justice system, early intervention/education and collaborative mental healthcare are set to be addressed this session.
House Bill 10, which addresses mental health parity, already had a public hearing. Seven other bills have been referred to committee.
We asked for an aggressive reform on mental health, and with these proposals we could get it.
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