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ASAM Leads Letter Expressing Concerns With the Finalized AHCA

May 3, 2017

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ASAM led a letter sent to House leadership expressing concerns with the finalized version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The letter was signed by 435 organizations representing consumers, families, providers, health care and social service professionals, advocates and allied organizations who are committed to meaningful and comprehensive policies to reduce the toll of substance use disorders and mental illness through prevention, treatment and recovery support services.

Specifically, the letter highlighted how the potential changes to parity, essential health benefits, and Medicaid would result in reductions in health care coverage, particularly for vulnerable populations including those suffering from substance use disorders and mental illness, and we continue to be unable to support the bill in its current
form.