As part of his January announcement of new Executive Actions to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer, the President announced that his Fiscal Year 2017 Budget would propose $500 million in new investments to increase access to mental health care. The President’s announcement builds on the Administration’s efforts over several years to increase access to mental health services.
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Yesterday, Secretary Burwell presented the President’s HHS Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. The budget requests $83.8 billion in discretionary budget authority for HHS, and lays out a strategy to strengthen our middle class and help America’s hard-working families get ahead.