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Friday, February 17 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Access to Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about opportunities to improve mental health and substance use care in states and communities under the recently enacted Cures Act and threats to mental health care if the Affordable Care Act is repealed and replaced. 

Moderators
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James Kimmey

Saint Loius University - College for Public Health and Social Justice
Dr. Kimmey is Professor Emeritus, Health Management and Policy, at St. Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. He also serves on national, state, and local boards and advisory committees that address health care and educational issues. From 2001 until 2011, Dr. Kimmey was President and CEO of the Missouri Foundation for Health, Missouri’s largest health foundation and one of the top 50 foundations in the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nathaniel Counts

Nathaniel Counts

Mental Health America
Nathaniel is the Senior Director of Policy at Mental Health America, where he works to ensurethat Americans have access to effective behavioral health care when they first need it. Inparticular, he focuses on issues in incentive alignment and sustainable financing in behavioralhealth care. Nathaniel received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was aPetrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy Student Fellow. His most recent published... Read More →
avatar for Melinda Hasbrouck

Melinda Hasbrouck

Executive Director, Our Door Community Wellness Center, Green Door Behavioral Health
Melinda Hasbrouck lives in Washington, DC and self-identifies as a current consumer of mental health services, who has recovered from serious mental illnesses, including Bipolar Disorder, Suicidality, and Bulimia. Melinda developed a passion for mental/behavioral health advocacy from her own experiences recovering from her serious mental illnesses utilizing the DC mental/behavioral health system of care and her law school’s counseling... Read More →
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Bethany Lilly

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Bethany Lilly is the Deputy Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy of the Judge David L. BazelonCenter for Mental Health Law. She works primarily on federal policy impacting people withmental illnesses, with particular focus on health care, including Medicaid and the AffordableCare Act. Ms. Lilly serves as a co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health TaskForce and represents the Bazelon Center on other national coalitions... Read More →



Friday February 17, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Congressional B Lobby level