Strengthening IDENTITY | Preserving INTEGRITY | Advocating PARITY
Dear CSWA Members,
The Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 has been put on hold until after July 10, due to the fact that four senators have announced they will not vote for it. This means it will not pass the Senate.
Adjustments to the bill will be considered after next week’s recess. This means there will only be 15 days to consider the bill, an amended version of the American Health Care Act from the House, in July. Leadership in the Senate has said that the bill must be voted on before the August recess.
Many thanks to all the CSWA members who have contributed to the tidal wave of resistance to the BCRA. Please try to meet with your senators next week or attend town halls to express the importance of coverage for Medicaid expansion; maintaining mental health and substance use treatment as a required benefit; and coverage of pre-existing conditions.
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