April 21,2016

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Hatch to Hold Finance Hearing on Mental Health

WASHINGTON – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) will convene a hearing on Thursday, April 28, to examine various options on how to address mental health issues in our health care system.  The hearing, titled “Mental Health in America‎: Where Are We Now?,” will take place at 2:00 p.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

“Across the nation families struggle with mental health illnesses that often times rob them of parents, siblings, children and friends,” Hatch said. “To combat these serious issues, Congress should explore ways to provide care in the interest of both patients and providers. This hearing will give members the opportunity to learn how the state and federal levels utilize the tools within the American health care system to address mental health issues.”

 The following witnesses are scheduled to testify:

  • Mr. Brandon Marshall, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Project 375, Chicago, IL
  • Dr. Margaret Bennington-Davis, Chief Medical Officer, Health Share of Oregon, Tualatin, OR
  • Mr. Douglas P. Thomas, Director, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ms. Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health, Washington, DC



Senate Finance Committee


Hearing on Mental Health


215 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510


Thursday, April 28, 2016
2:00 p.m.

For media inquiries and additional information, including webcast and testimony details, please visit: http://finance.senate.gov/hearings.