Dr. Bucshon Supports Comprehensive Mental Health Legislation
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) –On Wednesday, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. helped pass comprehensive legislation to improve the nation’s mental health system and treatment.
H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, aims to fix the nation’s broken mental health system by delivering evidence-based treatment, refocusing mental health programs, reforming resources and grants, and removing barriers to care.
“I am very proud to support this landmark mental health legislation,” said Bucshon. “This well-crafted, bipartisan legislation is a giant leap forward to make sure that our fellow citizens with mental illness have access to the treatment they need when they need it. As a physician, I will continue my work to make sure every American has access to quality, affordable healthcare. H.R. 2646 is an important component of that effort.”
The bill passed the House Energy and Commerce Committee markup hearing by a vote of 53 to 0.