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Inseparable talks about the need for mental healthcare in next stimulus package

Published: Aug. 7, 2020 at 9:23 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Inseparable is an organization that is advocating for better mental healthcare policy. Recently, they sent a letter to U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R) and John Barrasso (R), as well as U.S. Representative Liz Cheney (R). They asked that the three delegates from Wyoming consider voting for more funding for mental healthcare in the next COVID-19 stimulus package.

Dr. Ben Miller is a member of the Advisory Board for Inseparable. He said relatively speaking, mental healthcare hasn’t received much funding during the pandemic. He also said in this next round of stimulus, it does look like there might be more money set aside to help with mental healthcare.

Dr. Ben Miller said it’s important to try and get policy changes for mental healthcare because current policy makes it hard to receive mental healthcare. He said there are certain policies that can help our health, but others that can hurt us.

The Wyoming Legislature Joint Labor Interim Committee is scheduled to discuss health care and mental health services during an upcoming meeting. It’s taking place on August 20, 2020, and August 21, 2020. For more information, you can go to wyoleg.gov and looking under the

For more information on Inseparable and the organization’s mission, you can click here.

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