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2017 NAMI CCNS advocacy #mentalhealthmonth #AHCA

Advocacy Alert: Congress decimating #mentalhealth care in #MentalHealthMonth

2017 NAMI CCNS Advocacy Alert #mentalhealthmonth #keepwhatworks

May is Mental Health Month and how is Congress celebrating? By trying to decimate mental health coverage in America.

This week, there is a vote expected in the House on the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA). If this bill passes, millions of Americans will lose mental health coverage or be charged moresimply because they have a mental health condition.

Tell Congress to VOTE NO on the AHCA.

How does Congress’ health care bill affect mental health?

  • The AHCA will strip over $800 billion from Medicaid over the next 10 years, forcing states to slash mental health services.
  • 24 million Americans will lose insurance for mental health care.
  • Allows states to:
    • Drop coverage of mental health and substance use (one of the essential health benefits) from insurance plans
    • Charge people higher premiums if they have a pre-existing condition, like depression or anxiety.
    • Create high-risk pools, which are another way of charging people with mental illness more money and providing less coverage

#keepwhatworks

 

2016 Mental Health Reform Bill

Senate passed H.R. 34 (mental health and criminal justice reform)

CEL-E-BRATE GOOD TIMES… COME ON!

If you happened to listen closely enough, you might have heard our cheering just outside of DC as the Senate passed H.R. 34 (mental health and criminal justice reform) on Dec.7th by an astounding vote of 94-5.

This victory is because of the power of your voice, added to thousands of others, that form the mental health movement.

Together, we are unstoppable.

Read more about the historic bill passage here.

Take a minute to celebrate and thank your Senators who voted YES!

Email your Senators

Support the Cause

 

Mental Health Reform is in danger of failing. Tell the Senate to act now!

Mental illness is still being denied by insurers at more than 2 times the rate of physical illness. People aren’t getting the mental health care they need when they need it.

Mental Health Reform, S. 2680, will help. But, time is running out.

Take 2 minutes on Tuesday, November 15th.

Call your Senators.

Tell them to demand a vote on S. 2680 now.

Call (202) 224-3121
Press #1
Enter your zip code

Here’s our suggested message: “As a constituent, I would like the Senator to demand a vote on S. 2680, the Mental Health Reform Act. Mental health parity laws are being broken every day. This bill will help.”