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Save Mental Health Reform

About Save Mental Health Reform

Save Mental Health Reform is a national coalition of students, providers, and community advocates uniting to ensure that our healthcare system is accessible, efficient, just, and equitable for one of our most vulnerable populations--those affected by mental illness. With the goal of preserving bipartisan portions of the ACA that improve mental health care, our three core targets are the Medicaid expansion, Essential Health Benefit requirement, and mental health parity extensions. We have a petition to Congress with 1,600 signatures thus far, and we are currently launching a grassroots letters-to-the-editor campaign to educate the public about mental health reform. Please visit our website at savementalhealthreform.org for more information.

A call to advocate: Critical portions of the Affordable Care Act that help children and adolescents struggling with mental illness

The Affordable Care Act (i.e. the ACA or “Obamacare”) has provided more support and access to treatment for children struggling with mental illness than any other health care reform law since Medicaid. Most importantly, the ACA championed the advancement of mental health parity, which is an idea that treatments for mental illness should be [...]