Momentum is building for Affordable Care Act repeal in the Senate as moderates appear to be warming to some of the compromise proposals. We understand that--like the House's American Health Care Act--the Senate version will ultimately include the repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund beginning in FY 2019.
The loss of the Prevention Fund will result in a 12 percent cut in the CDC budget and will have ripple effects throughout the Labor-HHS bill as appropriators work to fill the holes left by the loss of the Fund.
For that reason, I urge CMHNetwork faithful (and their constituents) to join Trust for America's Health and the Coalition for Health Funding on Thursday, June 15th for a Virtual Advocacy Day in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. Here are three quick but important steps you can take today:
- First, sign up for a Thunderclap to spread the word about the June 15th Advocacy Day;
- Second, please RSVP for the Advocacy Day. TFAH will send you a reminder email about the 15th and include a link to a tool that will make it simple and easy to contact your Members of Congress by phone and via social media;
- Finally, please forward this information to any and all colleagues who support health funding!
When tweeting, please consider using #ProtectPrevention to underscore your support for health funding.
Click here for any questions or further details about how you or your organization can get involved.
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President & CEO
Children's Mental Health Network