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Archive: July 2014

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With her finger on the pulse of advocacy, practice improvement, and trends, Linda brings news from the field that you, or your work, can't live without.

How is a McDonalds different from a Bill Introduced in Congress?

Linda Rosenberg

President and CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health

HOW IS A MCDONALDS DIFFERENT FROM A BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS? Less different than you might expect. There are 14,127 McDonalds in the U.S. — and about that many bills introduced during each two-year session of Congress. Our nation’s 14,000 McDonalds are extremely efficient at their job, dishing out more than 75 hamburgers worldwide per second. Congress, on the other hand, passed only 65 bills in 2013. One was the Excellence in Mental Health Act.

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