National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Critical Vote on Medicaid This Week! Contact Congress Today!
June 18, 2008
Later this week the House is expected to take up an emergency supplemental funding measure (S 2642) that includes legislation to delay seven separate regulations that would result in deep cuts to critical mental health services under Medicaid. The House has previously voted in favor of stopping these regulations and the Senate voted last month to do the same.
House leaders are considering removing the delay on at least some of the Medicaid regulations, particularly the case management regulation. It is critical that the moratoria on all seven regulations stay in the supplemental funding bill, despite an expected veto threat from the President.
Please contact your Representative today and urge support for the emergency supplemental funding bill and inclusion of the moratoria for all of the Medicaid regulations. Send a letter to your House member or call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your House member's office.
For more information on these Medicaid regulations, click here.