The Florida House of Representatives in its Appropriations Conforming Bill has provided that the bulk of Medicaid mental health care be turned over to HMO's. If this bill passes, the consequences will be tragic for the over half million Floridians living with a mental illness and relying on Medcaid for their treatment and services.
* Advocates are asked to ACT NOW and contact their legislators and the governor's office, asking them to SAY NOT TO HMO's. View and contact the targeted legislators and administration leaders.
These targeted leaders are making this decision. Let them know you want them to make a smart decision.
Click here to use NAMI's online advocacy tool to contact your state legislators. Use the sample letter provided or send a message of your own.
Call the targeted legislators and administration leaders and use the following talking points when you ask them to SAY NO TO HMO's:
Florida’s underfunded mental health system is already among the poorest in the nation. Lawmakers should be putting money into services, not into the pockets of the HMO industry.
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