Will this make room for alternative treatments ??

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One in five Americans are affected by mental illness and more than 50% do not receive treatment. We need more coverage for mental health care, not less.

The Senate health reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), will take us backwards.

The BCRA will allow states to let health insurance plans drop mental health and substance use coverage. It is outrageous to even suggest that mental health coverage is optional.

The Senate bill will also devastate community mental health programs by cutting Medicaid funding, making it harder for people to get psychiatric medications, case management and mental health services.

It will result in less mental health care and shift people with mental illnesses into already-strained emergency rooms, hospitals and jails.

Will this make room for alternative treatments ?? I think not. There's no money for alternatives.
 
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Sounds like a bad move. Obama tried to increase coverage and now under Trump the republicans are doing their best to create a system where insurers are able to weasel out of offering coverage for key areas that can strike anyone during their lives. One more reason why I wouldn't want to live in the USA.
 
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I am concerned that I may receive a letter any day now, advising me to seek alternative insurance, with some deadline for my medicaid termination. What do I do ?? Ask my mother to pay for my drugs as I get off them slowly ?? Ask my mother to pay for my drugs until a different President comes to power ?? I feel like getting off the drugs is safest because then I'm no longer at the mercy of outside forces. I don't remember clearly how bad it was before the three drugs I'm on now.
 
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Well it may not go so quickly... it could easily take a year before those changes come into force and are acted upon. Even then you may fall into a category which isn't affected. So I wouldn't start worrying before it happens, that is living in the future instead of being in the present.
 
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Yes, thank you Kerome. I wouldn't say I am worrying, just noticing my potential options. Whatever comes, it will be workable one way or another. It is, however, somewhat threatening for a person in my position financially.