State of Reform: MHA Behavioral Health Priorities are Fully Funded in House Budget Proposal

Posted on May 20, 2021

State of Reform published an article May 19 on both chambers of the Michigan Legislature advancing budget proposals for both the current and upcoming fiscal year that fully fund hospital priorities, including a focus on behavioral health.

Adam Carlson, vice president, advocacy, MHAThe article quotes Adam Carlson, vice president, advocacy, MHA, on details of House Bill 4420. Included in the budget bill is $125 million to add more pediatric psychiatric patient beds in hospitals, improves behavioral health access in the Michigan emergency departments and adds more appropriate settings for inpatient behavioral health care.

“Given the anecdotal reports we are hearing about the increasing demand for behavioral health services and the increasing severity of these situations, we are hopeful that we can alleviate these pressures, fight back against them and provide better behavioral health care so people are getting the treatment they need,” said Carlson.

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