A bill passed by the state Senate will help bring mental health coverage closer to that for physical health and encourage more people to enter the mental health profession, state senators who represent the area said Friday.

Sens. Paul Feeney, D-Foxboro, and Becca Rausch, D-Needham, said they often hear from constituents who complain about long waits to get mental health care or providers will not accept their type of insurance.

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