Congress’ Priorities Include Build Back Better Act, Expanding Mental Health Access

December 28, 2021

"Democrats are hoping to pass President Joe Biden's $1.7 trillion social spending agenda after setbacks in December pushed negotiations into 2022. Lawmakers are also expected to turn their focus to issues such as telehealth and mental health, which have broad support and pose an urgent need for action due to the COVID-19 pandemic," according to Modern Healthcare (Dec. 27, 2021).

Congress is also exploring ways to increase access to mental health care, not only through telehealth, but also expansion of the workforce and reinforcement of parity laws.

Click here for more details on these and other issues Congress plans to address in 2022.

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