ATLANTA (AP) — A state Senate committee on Monday superior a model of a sweeping invoice that goals to enhance Georgia’s dismal psychological well being care system.
HB 1013 seeks to make sure that insurers present the identical stage of advantages for psychological well being problems as they do for bodily sickness. It might additionally present forgivable loans for individuals who develop into psychological well being employees. It was authorized almost unanimously by the state Home earlier this month.
The Senate Well being and Human Companies Committee on Monday authorized adjustments to a piece that tries to ensure insurers present the identical stage of advantages for melancholy, anxiousness and different psychological problems as they do for different medical circumstances.
The committee’s model additionally modified a piece aimed toward forcing individuals into therapy. If the complete Senate approves these adjustments, they are going to go to the state Home for consideration.
The invoice confronted vocal opposition after it handed the state Home. Some critics raised issues that it might threaten Second Modification rights and lift insurance coverage premiums.
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