By Liz Szabo
July 8, 2017
A little-discussed provision in the Senate health care bill is designed to
boost the number of hospital beds for psychiatric care, providing a
long-sought victory for mental health advocates.
The provision would amend an obscure rule regarding Medicaid funding - a
rule that has sharply limited the number of beds for those with
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses.