YOU’RE INVITED | 2.26.15 | #FixingMentalHealth
As state and federal budgets get tighter,
spending on mental illness has dramatically fallen, contributing to significant gaps in America’s mental health safety net. Cash-strapped Medicaid programs bear a large part of the burden of caring for those with mental illness and these programs’ budget troubles are only expected to grow.
On Thursday, February 26,
join The Hill for a timely and thought-provoking conversation on the
economic and human consequences
of cost-cutting policies that limit access to mental healthcare treatment.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)
Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA-18)
Allen Doederlein, President, Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Azfar Malik, M.D., Chief Medical Officer & CEO, CenterPointe Hospital
Ron Mandersheid, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
Matt Salo, Executive Director, National Association of Medicaid Directors
Seth Seabury, Ph.D., USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics
* Additional speakers to be announced
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A Discussion on Fixing America’s Mental Healthcare System
Thursday, February 26, 2015
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Knight Broadcast Studio, 3rd Floor
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
This event complies with Congressional Ethics Rules.
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