June 13, 2022
Mental Health
  • A group of 20 senators released a bipartisan gun safety deal that includes funding for a nationwide expansion of community mental health clinics that provide 24/7 mental health crisis response, substance abuse treatment, and other services. The clinics would be reimbursed through Medicaid, rather than one-time grants, to provide a more stable source of funding. The framework also calls for “major investments to increase access to mental health and suicide prevention programs” and funding for “school-based mental health and supportive services.” The package also would enforce extra scrutiny for gun buyers under the age of 21 and provide grants to states to implement so-called red flag laws. (Articles here, here, here, here, and here)