Congress just unveiled the American Health Care Act. It caps Medicaid funding, which would lead to deep cuts and jeopardize mental health services.

Federal help to buy health insurance would be reduced, leaving people unable to afford mental health care.

And it would freeze Medicaid expansion in 2020, leaving people with mental illness without the services they need to stay in school, on the job and in recovery.

Tell your U.S. Representative this is unacceptable.

Call your Representative NOW at (202) 224-3121, press #2 and enter your zip code.

Use our talking points below–and add your own story, if you like.

“As a constituent, I urge you to reject American Health Care Act provisions that will harm people with mental illness:

  • Don’t reduce federal help to buy health insurance. With reductions, millions of people, including people with mental illness, won’t be able to afford mental health care.
  • Don’t accept “per capita cap” funding of Medicaid. Instead of flexibility, this would lead to deep cuts and jeopardize mental health services.
  • Don’t end enrollment of people in Medicaid expansion. This will leave people with mental health and substance use conditions without the treatment they need to stay in school, on the job and in recovery.
  • Don’t put millions of Americans with mental illness at risk. Cutting corners in health coverage will result in worsened conditions and costly use of emergency rooms, hospitals and jails.”

Can’t make the call?

Email your Representative now.

NAMI is nonpartisan. We support policies that help people with mental health conditions and their families.

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