1 Year After Newtown School Shooting, Biden To Boost Mental Health Services
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Relatives of the victims will be at the White House for the announcement Tuesday.
The White House said $100 million will become available to increase access and quality of mental health services.
The Obama administration will offer $50 million through the Affordable Care Act to help community health centers hire providers and add services for mental illness and addiction. The government aims to provide another $50 million in financing to help rural mental health facilities.
The Obama administration has made mental health a focus of efforts to reduce gun violence. Gun control legislation stalled in Congress after the Newtown shooting one year ago Saturday.
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