Sens. Al Franken (D-MN) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) on Friday released a letter sent to Vice President Joe Biden in which they called for a law to provide better access to mental health and substance use services to be included in the forthcoming gun policy recommendations.
From the letter:
"Under the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, millions of Americans with health insurance are entitled to access to a full range of mental health and substance use disorder services. However, while this historic law was passed four years ago, the administration has yet to issue a final rule, potentially leaving many Americans who need and have a right to these services without access to them."
Read the entire letter here.