On Tuesday, Sept. 26, Senate leadership announced that the Graham-Cassidy bill would not be voted on. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)—and their Democratic colleagues—publicly opposed the Graham-Cassidy bill, making it impossible to reach the 51 votes needed to pass.
This bill would have:
Allowed states to change the rules so health plans don’t have to cover mental health care.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness thanks citizens who tweeted, emailed and talked with their members of Congress about the importance of protecting mental health care.
Our Note: It is imperative that our lawmakers exercise due process when it comes to debating the future of healthcare in America. We need lawmakers who have actually gone through the puberty stage to act as adults, set aside their ideological prejudices and work in a bipartisan fashion to give birth to healthcare reform.
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