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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

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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.”

The suicide rate is at a 30-year high. You can help.

117 people die every single day by suicide in America. You can help stop this epidemic.

Contact your Senators. Demand a vote on the Mental Health Reform Act (S. 2680).

S. 2680 will:

  • Invest in mental health services and supports that are evidence-based, so people know they are getting care that works.
  • Prioritize early identification and intervention, so people can get the right mental health care at the right time.
  • Emphasize outcome measures, so we know if people are getting better or not.
  • Maintains the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, so people can help day or night.

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th. Honor the lives lost to suicide.

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