Mental health

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Congress has approved a bipartisan bill that includes pieces of a mental health reform bill co-authored by Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. Murphy said his work on the bill started as a response to the 2012 Newtown school shooting that killed 20 children and six educators.

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The fourth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy is this weekend, and some Long Islanders still feel its effects. Rebecca Schwartz, a psychologist at Northwell Health, worked with over 800 Long Island residents after the storm. She says that even after getting back into their homes, they’re still suffering from the trauma four years later.

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On Wednesday the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions passed a bipartisan bill to make it easier for Americans with mental illness and substance use disorders to get health care.

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Mental health groups say they are being left out of a massive reshuffling of New York’s Medicaid program, and that people with mental illness transitioning back to their communities will suffer.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut wants to require the federal government to investigate whether private health insurers are following a law called the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The law says private insurers can’t impose financial or other barriers that only apply to mental health benefits. In other words, for people with private insurance, it should be as easy to get mental health benefits as it is to get physical health ones. Murphy’s looking to give federal...

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