May is Mental Health Month and how is Congress celebrating? By trying to decimate mental health coverage in America.
This week, there is a vote expected in the House on the amended American Health Care Act (AHCA). If this bill passes, millions of Americans will lose mental health coverage or be charged more simply because they have a mental health condition.
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The AHCA will strip over
from Medicaid over the next 10 years, forcing states to slash mental health services.
- 24 million Americans will lose insurance for mental health care.
- The ACHA allows states to:
- Drop coverage of mental health and substance use (one of the essential health benefits) from insurance plans.
- Charge people higher premiums if they have a pre-existing condition, like depression or anxiety.