NAMI Speaks out Against Harmful Ruling

Dec 17, 2018

On Friday, December 14th, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional in the case Texas v. USA.
What does this mean for people with mental illness? First, no one will lose their coverage or have patient protections stripped away from their health plan at this timeThe ruling will be appealed and could be overturned. In the meantime, the White House issued a statement that read, “We expect this ruling will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Pending the appeal process, the law remains in place." 
However, NAMI is concerned because, if this ruling is upheld on appeal, we would see the clock turned back on parity and patient protections. Without the ACA:

Learn more about how NAMI is joining a group of 38 patient groups in speaking out against this ruling.


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