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“[Medicaid] allows me to afford medications that have allowed me to go back to work—for 9 years straight—after panic attacks and self-injury kept me down for a long time,” Marc M.

Congress is debating the future of mental health coverage right now and the Senate is key to this fight. Senators are drafting their version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and are considering permanent changes to Medicaid that would force states to slash services, including mental health care.

One in five Americans have a mental health condition. Tragically, 50 percent go without any treatment. Americans need more mental health coverage, not less.

Today, Medicaid is the only source of insurance coverage for millions of Americans and provides a lifeline for people with mental health conditions to lead full lives.

Tell your Senator to stand up for Medicaid and mental health.

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Medicaid saves lives and makes millions of Americans’ mental health better. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

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Medicaid is the only source of coverage for millions with a mental health condition. http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH #DontCutOurCare

Tell the Senate that changing Medicaid financing forces states to slash mental health services http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH #DontCutOurCare

Mental illness doesn’t discriminate by political party. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

Medicaid is a lifeline to recovery for people with mental illness. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

Cutting Medicaid shifts costs for mental health care to states and communities. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition. Only half get needed treatment. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

Mental health coverage allows people to get treatment when they need it. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

Mental health coverage helps Americans stay in school, on the job and in recovery. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

The CBO shows the #AHCA will have devastating impact on people with mental illness. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

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Medicaid and coverage for mental health saves lives and makes millions of Americans’ mental health better. Tell the Senate #DontCutOurCare http://ow.ly/8yNw30c4CPH

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Angela Kimball
National Director
Advocacy & Public Policy

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness
3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
Main: 703-524-7600
Direct: 703-516-7973
Mobile: 503-880-8710