The House voted May 4th to pass the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) by a vote of 217-213. The AHCA rips apart America’s safety net, Medicaid, and will result in millions of Americans losing mental health coverage by 2026.
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The AHCA will strip over $800 billion from Medicaid over the next 10 years, forcing states to slash mental health services. 24 millionAmericans will lose insurance for mental health care. Under the House bill, plans could put annual and lifetime limits on mental health coverage-even for people who get insurance through theirjob. Allows states to:
- Drop coverage of mental health and substance use (one of the essential health benefits) from insurance plans
- Charge people higher premiums if they have a pre-existing condition, like depression or anxiety.
- Create high-risk pools, which are another way of charging people with mental illness more money and providing less coverage
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