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SPDA Joins APA In Voicing Concerns With American Health Care Act

SPDA Joins APA In Voicing Concerns With American Health Care Act

The South Dakota Psychological Association (SDPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) are actively working to express the negative effects of replacing the Affordable Care Act on mental health and substance abuse. Read the press release below for details on the call to Congress.

Federal Advocacy Coordinator, Hilary Kindsfater (right) and Public Education Coordinator, Kari Scovel (center) in Washington.

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March 9, 2017
Calls on Congress to maintain mental health and substance use coverage
WASHINGTON – The American Psychological Association voiced serious concern regarding the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it would reduce mental health and substance use coverage for millions of Americans enrolled in Medicaid and contribute to the loss of coverage for millions more individuals.

“Any health care reform legislation considered by Congress should increase, not decrease, the number of Americans with access to affordable health care,” said APA President Antonio E. Puente, PhD. “While we support efforts to strengthen and stabilize our nation’s health care system and extend insurance coverage and protections, we oppose the legislation as introduced in light of the adverse impact it will have on Americans, particularly those with mental health and substance use disorders.”

To read the full press release by the American Psychological Association, CLICK HERE.

To read the join APA and Practice Organization letter to congressional leaders, CLICK HERE.


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