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Agenda Comparison Grid Template Use this document to complete the Module 1 Assessment Agenda Comparison Grid and Fact Sheets/Talking Points Brief . Healthcare Issue Mental Health Care Access Description The World Health Organization (2014) defines mental health as a state of well-being in where one can be able to cope with life stressors, realize and attain ones potential, work productively and be fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to the community. Administration (President Name) Barack Obama George W. Bush Bill Clinton Describe the administrative agenda focus related to this issue Large group insurance plans must cover mental health and addiction treatment even if pre- existing (Levin, 2016). Preventative care such as autism screening or behavioral assessments for children are of no cost. Desired to expand mental health care to the community and provide services not just institutions. Increase healthcare to Veterans with mental illnesses. Desired to achieve universal access, comprehensive benefits, equity of care, and a fair distribution of the cost of providing health care to all Americans (Scheffler, Foreman, Cuffel, & Mackley, Spring 1994). Expanded maximum © 2018 Laureate Education Inc. 1 Agenda Comparison Grid Template
outpatient psychotherapy benefit from 30 days to 150 days a year. Allocation of financial and other resources to this issue $100 Million Dollars allocated for Mental Health Funding (Ingoglia, 2013). $500 Million for Mental Health and Substance Abuse programs (Daly, 2007). $359 Million to the Mental Health Service Block Grants (Improving Mental Health, 2019). Notes on Administration’s approach to the issue 2010 Signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Affordable Care Act patient with preexisting conditions can still receive coverage and extended federal mental health to Medicaid managed care plans and to qualified health plans offered through insurance place marketplaces (Hart, 2016). 2011 Signed the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act, which 2002 Appointed a panel of mental health experts called the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. This committee issued a report that listed several recommendations for improving services citizens with mental illness (Hart, 2016). 2004 Signed the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), which provides resources to communities for alternatives to incarceration for youth and adults with mental 1996 President Bill Clinton signs the first limited mental health parity law: the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA) to begin addressing

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