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Senate Health Bill Funds Extenders, Strengthens Mental Health Parity

By Beth WangMichelle M. Stein
June 19, 2019 at 2:28 PM
The Senate health committee’s latest health cost-containment legislation adds funding for community health centers, the National Health Service Corps, teaching health center Graduate Medical Education and special diabetes programs through fiscal 2024, as well as including a new section to strengthen mental health parity and additional drug pricing provisions. Funding for the so-called health extenders runs out in fiscal 2020. The House Energy & Commerce Committee had discussed funding for community health centers, the National Health Service Corps and teaching...


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