Public Mental Health Care Funding: Despite increases in funding from the Texas Legislature for the mental health care system, Texas still struggles to provide optimal psychiatric care for those in need. The Texas Medical Association therefore supports: (1) state efforts to provide the public mental health system with funding sufficient to address common severe mental illness across the lifespan for all in need; (2) state efforts to ensure that appropriated funds are used to provide best practices for patients in a cost-efficient manner for taxpayers; (3) equity of reimbursement for primary care providers offering behavioral health care in a primary care setting as a way of improving access to mental health care; and (4) innovative and evidence-based approaches for the early detection and prevention of mental illness (Res. 201-A-07; amended CSPH Rep. 3-A-17).
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May 25, 2017