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Tell Your Representative to Vote in Favor of the Medicaid Moratoria!
April 21, 2008
Efforts in Congress to halt regulations that would undermine Medicaid financing of critical mental health services are moving forward. On April 16, the House Energy and Commerce Committee, by a vote of 45-0, endorsed legislation (HR 5613) to impose moratoria on 7 separate Medicaid regulations. The bill would prevent these regulations from going into effect through April 1, 2009, when a new Administration will be in office.
The full House is expected to take up HR 5613 later this week. Please continue to contact your representative in the House! Tell them to
HR 5613 Has Bipartisan Support
Despite threats of a Presidential veto, efforts to stop these regulations have broad
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