WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) joinedMSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to discuss their bipartisan legislation to comprehensively overhaul and strengthen America’s mental health care system. The Mental Health Reform Act of 2015 will make critical reforms to address a lack of resources, enhance coordination, and develop meaningful solutions to improve outcomes for families dealing with mental illness.
Senators Cassidy and Murphy are members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee. Senator Cassidy is also a doctor, treating uninsured and underinsured patients in Louisiana’s charity hospital system for nearly 30 years.
Watch the video HERE and see excerpts below:
“…This is neither a right nor a left issue. It is an American issue. And we think we can find rationale for it both in the patient’s perspective, the family’s perspective, but also the societal perspective… This is going to be an issue good for all Americans.”