Coverage for mental health care helps people get treatment when they need it-allowing them to stay in school, on the job and in recovery.
But the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Congress’ bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, would reduce funding for health coverage—from insurance plans to Medicaid-and put mental health care at risk.
The Congressional Budget Office predicts that under the AHCA, 24 million Americans will lose mental health coverage by 2026, including 14 million fewer people covered by Medicaid.
In the middle of an opioid crisis and the highest suicide rate in 30 years, Congress shouldn’t desert its commitment to mental health and substance use treatment coverage.
Tell Congress not to strip away 24 million Americans’ mental health coverage. Email them today!