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.
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The Senate is gearing up for a vote on health care legislation by the end of next week, so NOW is the time to speak up and protect Medicaid. #VoteNoAHCA
Now that the Congress is working on funding bills for FY2018, we need your help to urge your Representatives and Senators to fully fund the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and provide resources needed for a comprehensive response to addiction.
Your voice can make a difference!
The U.S. Senate is moving quickly to pass legislation by the July 4 recess, which is really June 30, as that is the last day the Senate is in session before break. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) needs two weeks to score the legislation, which means that the legislation has to be written by this Friday the 16th to make that deadline. That leaves the Senate very few legislative days to rewrite 1/6th of the Country's economy.
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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