The Senate appropriations committee for health and human services approved language that could privatize the behavioral health Medicaid system and create a single contract between the state and Medicaid health plans. Mental health advocates said they would continue to integrate services, but …
The Spring Congressional recess is scheduled for April 10th-21st. During Congressional recess, your legislators are back in Michigan so it's a great time to visit, call, or email your legislators and let them know that you support preserving and protecting the aspects of Medicaid that support people with disabilities and the Medicaid expansion which provides Essential Health Benefits and eliminates Pre-existing conditions.
This is an article from the Detroit Free Press that shows "How many Obamacare recipients in your district? Chart explains."
Please call your representative and ask them to vote no on the AHCA today!
Urgent - House Vote Today: Call Congress to Stop Medicaid Cuts and Health Care Repeal
The vote has been scheduled for today - people's health, services and lives are at stake! Congress is rushing to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act and to partially pay for it by capping the federal payment and making drastic cuts to the Medicaid program. The level of cuts over time would decimate the Medicaid program. Overnight, a provision was added to repeal the essential health benefits (EHB). This will make a bad bill even worse. EHBs include hospitalization, mental health and substance abuse disorder services including behavioral health treatment, and rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices, to name a few. And it effectively repeals protection against lifetime and annual caps, and it will make it harder for people with pre-existing conditions to find adequate health insurance. When will this happen? The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote TODAY. There is still a chance to stop this in the House. The Senate could vote on the House bill as early as next week. The new bill, called the American Health Care Act, includes an $880 billion cut to Medicaid over the next decade. According to the Congressional Budget Office it will result in 24 million people without health insurance by 2026. This includes 14 million fewer people enrolled in Medicaid.
What to Say:
• Do NOT support repeal of the ACA. • Do NOT support repeal of protections against lifetime and annual caps. • Do NOT allow cuts to Medicaid. • Do NOT repeal essential health benefits. ... See MoreSee Less