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Rep. Lance Discusses Eating Disorders Provisions in HR 2646 at the House Floor Debate
July 7, 2016

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House overwhelmingly approves mental health reform bill
July 6, 2016

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed long-awaited bipartisan mental health reform legislation more than three years in the making.

Republicans opposed to new gun control measures have previously touted the legislation - which was approved 422-2 - as their response to mass shootings. But about two weeks after Democrats staged a House sit-in over guns, Republicans and Democrats avoided the issue during floor speeches ahead of the vote on the bipartisan mental health bill.

The measure was originally intended as a massive overhaul of the mental health care system. 

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AAP Supports House Energy and Commerce Committee's Mental Health Legislation
June 15, 2016

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the House Energy and Commerce Committee Amendment to the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act (H.R. 2646) and thanks Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) for their leadership advancing this bipartisan effort to improve our mental health system to better meet the needs of children and adolescents.

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AMA Adopts Policy in Support of Health Insurance Coverage for Eating Disorders
June 15, 2016

The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new policy today urging equal health care access and payment for eating disorders. Although current federal law mandates parity in benefit levels for eating disorders, many payers do not offer parity of services, effectively excluding eating disorders from mental health parity.

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