Sandy Hook families urge tougher mental health laws

Sandy Hook families were at the state Capitol Friday urging Congress to pass tougher mental health laws. They are calling on Congress to approve a complete overhaul of the nation's mental health services.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2016, 12:25 AM

Updated 3,050 days ago

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Sandy Hook families were at the state Capitol Friday urging Congress to pass tougher mental health laws.
They are calling on Congress to approve a complete overhaul of the nation's mental health services. 
The proposal would give states like Connecticut millions in funding to identify kids as young as 3 years old who may be mentally ill.
The plan also expands Medicaid options for people looking for mental health treatment. 
Gov. Dannel Malloy has recently pushed for more cuts at the state level for mental health services, amid a deepening budget crisis in Hartford.
But Sandy Hook families say the issue is about a lot more than dollars and cents. If the overhaul passes Congress, they say it could be easier to get insurance firms to cover psychiatric treatment.


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