A bill designed to overhaul the mental health care system in the United States has spurred debate among advocates for the mentally ill, The New York Times reports. Some groups oppose the measure because it includes provisions for expanded use of involuntary outpatient treatment.
Congress will hear testimony about The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act on Thursday. The act is considered to be the most ambitious overhaul plan in decades, the newspaper notes. Its prospects are not clear.