- Allows insurance companies to offer bare-bones plans with no mental health coverage, as long as they offer a single plan that covers mental health and substance use services. This is a giant step away from parity, or fair coverage of mental health conditions.
- Provides $45 billion in short-term grant funding to states for the opioid crisis. This is a drop in the bucket compared to the Medicaid funding that will be lost under the bill.
- Provides a complicated “stability” fund to states. These funds don’t make up for cuts to Medicaid and loss of mental health coverage—and there’s no guarantee they’ll be spread evenly among states or will help people who lose or can’t afford coverage.
Next week, the bill could come up for a vote and pass—unless 3 Republican Senators vote NO.
- Send an alert to your members
- Post on social media using #Act4MentalHealth
- Tweet directly at your Senators or post on their Facebook page