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Michael Petruzzelli

, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Senate Health Care Deliberations Continue, Share Your Concerns Today

June 1, 2017 | ACA | Take Action | Comments
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Republican Senate members worked over the Memorial Day recess this week in the hopes of finding consensus around their version of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. During this crucial deliberation period, Senate leadership is said to be monitoring public opinion on how it should move forward on health care legislation, making this the perfect time to take action and voice your support of the Medicaid program. This week, the National Council is urging all advocates to capitalize on this opportunity and speak up to protect Medicaid expansion and the Medicaid program from per capita caps or block grants.

Will you take time today to urge your Senators to protect Medicaid by not repealing the Medicaid expansion or converting the program to a capped system?

Taking Action is easy:

  1. Download this template letter.
  2. Personalize the letter with information about your organization, community and experience with mental illness and addiction.
  3. Send the letter to your senators’ staff member. Find them here in our District Directory.
    1. Please be sure to CC Michael Petruzzelli at MichaelP@thenationalcouncil.org on your email.

Have you already written to your senators? Amplify your impact by scheduling an in-district meeting! Check out our website for resources.

Since the National Council launched the Unite4BH campaign, thousands of advocates have taken action and had their voices heard. This week, with the Senate back home and eager to hear from constituents, we are asking advocates to share their views and urge the Senate to protect Medicaid for millions of Americans living with mental illness or addiction.