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Tell Your Story About ACA!

As promised, a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, has been introduced in Congress and the bill threatens progress of building a sustainable health care system.

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that nearly 14 million people will lose health care insurance within the first year of enactment.

We all know that mental health conditions are best treated before stage four so why would Congress enact a law that creates burdensome barriers to care or eliminates coverage overall? Right now is the time to act.

Learn more specifically how the ACA Replacement bill changes existing law by watching the below video. (A shortened version of the slides is available by clicking:

  • If you've a minute, tweet to Congress using hashtag #SaveMentalHealthReform.
  • If you've 5 minutes call your Members of Congress.
  • If you've 10 minutes tell us a brief story below about how repealing the ACA would hurt you or a loved one.

What's in the American Health Care Act of 2017?

MHA VP of Mental Health Systems and Advocacy presents what's in the bill and tips for advocating.

Personal stories are important for legislators to understand how policies affect people. Tell us a personal story about how you or your loved one will be affected by the ACA Replacement bill.

If you need inspiration for a story, read Debbie's blog post.

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