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Senate Moves Forward on Health Care Reform
During the week of December 4th, 2009, the Senate resumed work on comprehensive health care reform legislation. The bill (HR 3590) would expand access to health coverage for the uninsured, reform the insurance market and enact a series of changes designed to improve quality and promote accountability. The full Senate is expected to spend most of December working on the bill and considering hundreds of proposed amendments.
The Senate bill contains a number of critical priorities for NAMI designed to expand and improve coverage for mental illness treatment and enact protections for children and adults living with serious mental illness. Among these are:
NAMI is continuing to urge all Senators to support moving forward in this important national debate.
Related FilesPatient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2009 Full Text (2.5 MB) (PDF File)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2009 Short Summary (PDF File)
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 2009 Section by Section (PDF File)