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The twists and turns of the administration's attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act continue.
The third serious effort to drastically change the ACA is gaining steam, a plan that would include most of the problems outlined last week (below) with an even bigger decrease in Medicaid coverage. The new Upton-Long Amendment to add more money to high-risk pools would not nearly offset the cuts to coverage for many with pre-existing conditions (https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-warns-proposed-changes-ahca-do-not-remedy-bill-s-shortcomings ).
Thank you so much for all the messages that you have sent. Please take time to contact your legislators, especially the moderate Republicans mentioned in the Trump Toolkit at https://www.trumpcaretoolkit.org/ and any other legislators in your state one more time about the harm that the current AHCA bill will cause. Once again, message should read: “I am a constituent and member of the Clinical Social Work Association. Please do not vote for HR 1628 which would restrict access to mental health and substance use treatment for millions of Americans.”
As always, please let me know when you have sent your messages.
Laura W. Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice
Clinical Social Work Association
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