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House approves mental health and addiction bill championed by Murphy, Courtney

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WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers split with Rep. Rosa DeLauro and other progressives in their party Wednesday over a bill that included Sen. Chris Murphy’s mental health bill and authorized the spending of $1 billion on the treatment and prevention of opioid addiction. Continue Reading →

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A push for more data on how insurers cover mental illness

Many mental health providers are skeptical that behavioral health services are treated the same as medical services by insurers, but some acknowledge that more data to evaluate it is needed.

Mental health practitioners, advocates, insurance companies and the Connecticut Insurance Department agree on the need for data to determine whether stories of people struggling to get coverage for mental health care are isolated incidents or signs of a deeper problem. But they disagree on a legislative proposal that one proponent says would require collecting data “essential” in making that determination. Continue Reading →

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Murphy presses for mental health overhaul

Sen. Chris Murphy, at podium, with Sen. Bill Cassidy, right, and Mary Gilberti at rear.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy has teamed up with a Louisiana Republican to press for an overhaul of the nation’s mental health system at a time when Congress – stung by a rash of mass shootings by mentally unstable people – may be willing to consider changes. Continue Reading →

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