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HOUSE PASSES KENNEDY BILL TO GUARANTEE MENTAL HEALTH CARE FOR KIDS

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Kennedy III today applauded the bipartisan passage of his CHIP Mental Health Parity Act in the House of Representatives. With nearly half a million children and pregnant women currently lacking guaranteed mental health coverage under CHIP, Kennedy's bill would extend behavioral health parity protections - which require insurance companies to treat mental illness on par with physical illness - to all beneficiaries of the program. "No child, no infant, and no … 

KENNEDY INTROS AMENDMENT TO ADDRESS INEQUITIES IN ADDICTION TREATMENT

Washington, D.C. - As the House of Representatives debates a narrow opioid epidemic response package this week, Congressman Joe Kennedy III offered an amendment that would ensure any change to the Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion include all substance use disorders and increase investments in community-based services. By temporarily repealing the IMD exclusion solely for opioid addiction, the underlying legislation would deny treatment options to patients suffering from other … 

Congressman Kennedy Condemns Trump Administration's Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

Congressman Joseph Kennedy III joined protesters in Texas over the weekend to draw attention to the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration. The policy has sparked controversy, as it has resulted in children being taken away from their parents. Congressman Kennedy talks about what he saw and what he was told by officials at the "tent city" in Tornillo.Read more: … 

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