Replacing the Affordable Care Act

Trust us.

That’s what some members of Congress are telling their constituents — by vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan to replace it. We’d rather not.

This week Mental Health Colorado joined a coalition of more than 100 organizations across the state in an urgent plea to our Congressional delegation: craft a new plan first. Repealing the current law and postponing its replacement would only create, in the coalition’s words, “uncertainty and chaos.”

Where do you stand? Contact your representative and senators to let them know.

At Mental Health Colorado, we share an interest in expanding access, improving quality, and reducing the cost of care. We welcome reforms that advance those goals, without sacrificing the key protections we’ve worked so hard to win: making mental health and substance use treatment an essential benefit, banning discrimination on the basis of preexisting conditions, and ending lifetime caps.

That’s the message we’re sending to Washington. Please add your voice today.