Learn about recent bills introduced in the United States House and Senate. Familiarize yourself with their content and read what different individuals and organizations are saying about them.
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
President Trump signed this bill into law on December 22, 2017. One of its provisions repeals the individual mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that required all Americans under age 65 to have health insurance or pay a penalty.
Statement from CMS on Medicaid & Community Engagement
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid release a statement to support state efforts to test incentives that make participation in work or other community engagement a requirement for continued Medicaid eligibility.
Bipartisan lawmakers propose wider access to community-based services through Disability Integration Act of 2017, S.910
Read an overview here. Access the bill and updates here.
Bipartisan group in Congress introduces a package of bills (filed independently) to enhance benefits provided through the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.
CMS Releases Guidance on ABLE Accounts
Trump Administration plans for health care reform
Visit here for the latest health reform laws, proposals, and plans.
The Senate passes major mental health legislation for the first time in nearly a decade
Visit here to learn more about the 21st Century Cures Act and its behavioral health provisions.
Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act establishes the CCBHCs
Visit here to learn about the CCBHC program.
Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
Read this infographic to learn about key changes in the MHPAEA legislation.
U.S. Mental Health Service System Reform Legislation
Visit here to learn about mental health reform legislation.
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