Other Mental Health and Addiction Issues

The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) monitors Congressional actions to impact additional mental health and addiction issues. Although the listed topics are where we find the greatest concentration of legislation affecting behavioral health in our nation, other issues are raised on occasion and will be found here.

Issue statements from the current session of Congress appear below. For statements from past Congresses, view the archive.

  • MHLG Opposes Repeal of Individual Mandate, 12.7.17: The group wrote to Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan and Democratic Leader Pelosi to express continued opposition to specific provisions within the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility mandate and the House’s provision repealing the medical expense deduction.
  • MHLG opposes provisions within the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 11.17.17: The Mental Health Liaison Group sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell, Speaker Ryan, and Chairmen Hatch and Brady to express opposition of specific provisions within the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, particularly the provisions repealing the Affordable Care Act’s individual shared responsibility mandate and the House’s provision repealing the medical expense deduction.