The following message is sent on behalf of Saul Levin, MD, CEO and Medical Director:
The Congressional Budget Office score released yesterday shows that 22 million Americans would lose coverage by 2026 under the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). The APA remains opposed to this bill. If you would like more information on BCRA please visit the following link: https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/advocacy/bcra-summary
The timing for the attempted passage of the BCRA is fluid, but we are providing the below outline as a guide to help you understand and navigate the process for this week.
BCRA – Timing update:
Floor Process on Health Care
Republicans to Watch on Health Care:
The APA is participating with five other “Frontline Physician” organizations to express our concerns with the legislation and urge Senators to vote no on the BCRA on Wednesday, June 28. Physician leaders from the six organizations will meet with key Senate offices on this legislation. We continue to have daily meetings with Senate offices through coalition meetings with other mental health and physician advocates, as well as on our own. We have also activated a member-wide grassroots push. For those who have not yet contacted their Senators, please do so here: http://actnow.io/gw2N1UI.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We will provide updates as the situation progresses.