March 23,2022

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Media Advisory: Finance Committee to Hold Hearing on Mental Health Care Parity and Care Integration

WASHINGTONSenate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will convene a hearing on Wednesday, March 30, titled “Behavioral Health Care When Americans Need It:  Ensuring Parity and Care Integration.” The hearing will take place at 10:00 a.m. in Room 215 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

The witnesses at Wednesday’s hearing will be:

  • John Dicken, Director, Health Care—Public Health and Private Markets Issues, US Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
  • Andy Keller, PhD, President and CEO, Linda Perryman Evans Presidential Chair Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, Dallas, TX
  • Anna Ratzliff, MD, PhD, Co-Director of the Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions (AIMS) Center and Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Reginald D. Williams II, Vice President for International Health Policy and Practice Innovations, Commonwealth Fund, Washington, DC

Who: Senate Finance Committee

What: Hearing to examine challenges in access to behavioral health care and policy solutions to get care to Americans when they need it

Where: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

             Washington, D.C. 20510

When: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

            10:00 a.m.

Following a hearing on protecting youth mental health with U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, Chairman Wyden announced a bipartisan effort to produce legislation in the summer addressing the mental health crisis.

Media are encouraged to attend the hearing or to view the webcast and witness testimony at