Since the House passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Senate has been working on their version of an overhaul health care bill.
The AHCA contains several provisions that would seriously jeopardize access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment, so we need your help to urge the Senate to set aside the House’s bill and start over on new legislation that does not put at risk health care for people with mental health and substance use disorders.
Given the threats to Medicaid, Governors will play a critical role in influencing the AHCA. We are urging all APA members to contact their Governors to express opposition to H.R. 1628 (The American Health Care Act).
It is especially important to write your Governor about protecting mental health services if you live in one of the following states that have expanded Medicaid with Republican Governors and Senators:
Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Your voice is needed. In just a few clicks, we urge you to contact your Governor and urge them to protect mental health care in your state and oppose the AHCA and its harmful Medicaid provisions.