Passage of the Mental Health Access Improvement Act would:
Where We Are Now (House and Senate):
Based on the above progress, we know there is widespread support for the Mental Health Access Improvement Act (H.R, 432/S. 828). However, we need to garner further support, as the 117th session will end soon. We are asking you to make sure your representatives know that H.R. 432/S. 828 will greatly expand access to care for seniors with mental health conditions as it will allow mental health counselors and MFTs into the Medicare program. In many counties, counselors and MFTs are the only practicing mental health care providers. They serve as primary mental health care providers.
We urge you to contact your Senators and Representatives immediately and request their support of this bill. The more contacts with legislators that we can generate, the greater likelihood we can finally get this bill passed. Use the tools below to call, email, and contact your legislators on social media.
Please share any response you receive from your congressional offices with firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also urge you to personalize the messages by sharing the impact this issue has had on your career and your clients.
NBCC Government and Legislative Affairs Team
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