By Steven Ross Johnson

December 13, 2017

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Federal lawmakers on Wednesday said their legislative attempts to improve

the nation's mental health care system is unfulfilled because of a lack of

of funding.

The 21st Century Cures Act was signed into law one year ago this month. The

far-reaching law included provisions to create a new HHS position to oversee

mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment services, ensure

compliance with mental health parity rules and mandated funding for mental

health block grants.