July 31, 2007
This week both the House and Senate will act on legislation reauthorizing the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and make important improvement to the Medicare and Medicaid programs. NAMI strongly supports both the House and Senate bills and new protections added for low-income children and adults living with mental illness.
Advocates are strongly encouraged to contact their House member and Senators and urge them to support the House and Senate SCHIP bills – HR 3162 and S 1893. Both bills:
In addition, the House bill adds critical improvements for both Medicare and Medicaid including provisions that:
The House could vote on HR 3162 as early as August 2. The Senate is expected to vote on S 1893 by the end of the week.
A special toll-free number has been set up this week to the Capitol Switchboard for advocates wishing to call their members of Congress – 800-828-0498.
Urge Congress to support uninsured children with mental illness and improve mental health benefits under both Medicare and Medicaid!!! Vote Yes on HR 3162 and S 1893!!
Advocates can also send their House member and Senators an urgent e-mail message by clicking here.
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