Historic mental health advances

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Assemblymember Marie WaldronSpecial to Valley NewsThis session, I am honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Super Hero” by the Steinberg Institute because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care. In addition, I supported nine bipartisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor for his signature.I co-wrote three of these bills, signed by the governor Friday, Sept. 25. Senate Bill 855, written by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, expands Californians’ ability to obtain treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders by requiring insurers to pay for medically necessary treatments on parity with physical health. Senate Bill 803, written by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, c
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