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Support An End to Discrimination In Medicaid!

March 31, 2009

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D., TX) has introduced a bill, HR 619, to repeal the current prohibition on the use of Federal Medicaid dollars to pay for services for individuals between the ages of 22 and 64 in private and public inpatient psychiatric treatment facilities.  If enacted, HR 619 would be extremely helpful both in addressing the ongoing crisis in inpatient services for people with serious mental illness and potentially expanding the availability of community-based services for these individuals. 

Act Now!

HR 619 has been referred to the House Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.  We urge you to write to your Representative and urge his/her support by co-sponsoring HR 619. Click here to send a letter to your House member today!

Learn More

Click here to view NAMI’s letter of support for HR 619.
Click here to read background information on the IMD exclusion.