Faces & Voices of Recovery keeps the recovery advocacy community informed about policy issues that affect your health and wellbeing. We work hard to eliminate the discrimination that keeps people from seeking recovery or moving on to better lives once they achieve it.
Action Alerts are our way of mobilizing the individuals and families affected by addiction to take action on critical, time-sensitive issues.
The House WILL vote this week on the AHCA, which would repeal major provisions of the ACA/Obamacare. It is critical that we make our voices heard again, as the AHCA would:
• Cut Medicaid by $880 billion and strip more than 20 million people of their health insurance.
• Allow states to remove essential health benefits (which require addiction and mental health benefits) and
• Return to a time when insurers could discriminate against people with preexisting conditions, charging them higher premiums and selling them plans that don’t meet their health needs by limiting benefits and increasing out-of-pocket costs.
Please call AND email your Member of Congress today to ask them to oppose the AHCA.
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The words that we use matter more than we think. Stigma has been found to be a barrier to treatment-seeking among individuals with addiction. Research now shows that the commonly used terms of "abuse" & "abuser" actually increase stigma.