Gillespie Once Again Silent on Trumpcare’s Devastating Cuts to Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

July 10, 2017

Blue Virginia

….The Senate And House Trumpcare Bills Allow States To Strip Away Essential Health Benefits, Including Those For Substance Use Disorder And Mental Health Treatment. “The ACA established a federal minimum for what private insurers must cover for 10 ‘Essential Health Benefits’ (EHBs) including substance use disorder and mental health treatment, providing millions with access to SUD treatments. The efforts to repeal and replace the ACA from both the House and the Senate will put all of these gains on the chopping block. Like the House version of the AHCA, the Senate bill will likely allow states to strip away EHBs.” [The Commonwealth Institute, 6/21/17]

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