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Action on Affordable Care Act - 1-9-17

09 Jan 2017 1:45 PM | Anonymous

As you heard in the previous email, the Democratic caucus is asking us to contact our members of Congress to let them know that we want a reasonable replacement for the ACA before it is repealed.  Here is what House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is asking of us at this time:

  1. Send the following message to your own legislators: “I am a member of the Clinical Social Work Association and a constituent.   Please oppose the repeal of the ACA without a replacement that includes mental health and substance use treatment as a continued essential benefit. Lack of access to mental health and substance use treatment leads to incredible suffering and loss of productivity. We have just included mental health and substance use at parity with medical care for the past year. Don’t bankrupt families with mental health needs by withdrawing the coverage they need and should have. [Name, Degree, License, Address]”.

    You can find the contact information with your legislators at http://www.house.gov/representatives/ and
    http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

  2. Start collecting stories of patients, family members or personal experiences of how the ACA has made it possible to have access to mental health/substance use treatment or medical care that otherwise would have led to severe financial distress, personal suffering, family suffering, or loss of productivity at work. I will be sending you a list of legislators to send these stories to shortly.

Thanks for your help. As always, please let me know when you have sent your messages.

Laura Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice

Clinical Social Work Association
The National Voice of Clinical Social Work
Strengthening IDENTITY | Preserving INTEGRITY | Advocating PARITY


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