The Great Behavioral Health Challenge
18 May 2022
Once viewed as taboo or a source of shame, mental health is getting much-needed attention. President Joe Biden made it a centerpiece of his healthcare agenda in this year’s State of the Union address, declaring that all Americans should get the “mental health services they need.”
To achieve that goal, the administration unveiled a plan to bolster the nation’s mental health infrastructure, including increased funding to expand the mental health workforce, supporting the soon-to-be launched national 988 crisis hotline, and calling on insurers to improve mental health coverage, creating parity with insurance for physical health.
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