APA Praises Congress for Passing Omnibus Funding Bill That Addresses Mental Health and Substance Use Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The American Psychiatric Association (APA) today praised Congress for passing the $1.3 trillion omnibus package that boosts funding for combating the opioids epidemic and for other pressing mental health and substance use issues facing the nation. The package, signed into law today, includes: While the omnibus provides funding for a host of pressing mental health needs, it did not include funding to stabilize the markets in the Affordable Care Act, which the APA supports. “While the funding package is not perfect, it provides a significant and meaningful boost to mental health and substance use treatment and research in...

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