Published on: April 14, 2021
The HR Policy Association and the American Health Policy Institute appreciate the Committee holding this important hearing on behavioral and mental health care issues.
The HR Policy Association is the leading organization representing chief human resource officers of over 390 of the largest employers in the United States. Collectively, their companies provide health care coverage to over 20 million employees and dependents in the United States. The American Health Policy Institute, a part of HR Policy Association, examines the challenges employers face in providing health care to their employees and recommends policy solutions to promote affordable, high-quality, employer-based health care. The Institute serves to provide thought leadership grounded in the practical experience of America’s largest employers.
The HR Policy Association and the American Health Policy Institute are also part of The Path Forward initiative to execute a disciplined, private sector approach to systematically and measurably improve five established best practices of mental health and substance use care.
Congress should enact the below policy recommendations to improve access to behavioral and mental health care services.