People in the middle of heart attacks are rarely—if ever—told that there are no hospital beds. People with heart disease aren’t told that they can’t be treated for diabetes on the same day they are treated for high blood pressure. People with mental health conditions face these barriers every day.
This is health care inequality at its worst.
Ask your Senators to take action to:
- Stop limiting payment for psychiatric hospitalization for people covered by Medicaid or Medicare
- Stop limiting Medicaid payment for mental and physical health conditions that are treated on the same day and in the same place
Help end health system inequalities for people with mental illness. Reach out to your Senators today.