Action Alerts

Tell PA Senate HB218 is Bad for PA’s Health

Yesterday, MHAPA joined Deputy Secretary for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Dr. Dale Adair and other county agencies, providers, and advocates at the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association to discuss the $9 million in cuts to mental health and substance use disorder services proposed in the House Republican budget, HB […]

Get Loud and Active to Support Medicaid, Oppose Cuts

MHAPA is one of 142 organizations that signed onto PA Health Access Network’s (PHAN) protect Medicaid letter to Senators Toomey and Casey. The letter’s key message: “Our organizations write to express our strong opposition to legislative proposals, such as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), that would cause millions to lose their health care. In particular, […]

Urge NO on HB 1233

MHAPA joins other mental health advocates in opposing HB 1233, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), as currently drafted. The bill proposes changes to PA’s involuntary outpatient treatment or mandatory outpatient treatment—which is community-based outpatient treatment ordered by the court for people with severe mental illness who meet specific legal criteria. The bill, as written, lacks major considerations for […]

PA House Bill 218 Is No Good for Mental Health

Secretaries Ted Dallas, Karen Murphy, Teresa Osborne, and Jennifer Smith have issued a clear and compelling letter to the Chairs of the PA House and Senate Appropriations Committee about how PA House Bill 218 will have a devastating impact on vulnerable Pennsylvanians if passed as is. The PA House has passed the bill and it […]

Take Action to Save Health Care Today!

News from Washington D.C. is that the Republicans have a deal with enough Freedom Caucus members to bring the Trumpcare bill, with the MacArthur Amendment (view amendment here),  to the House floor for a vote. Please call your representatives today!  Call 1-888-852-0653 to be connected to your representative. Below are some talking points for when […]

Possible ACA Vote This Week—Act Now!

President Trump and House Republicans are reviving attempts to repeal the ACA and destroy Medicaid Unfortunately, new conversations between the president and House Freedom Caucus have resurrected the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the House may try to push a vote through before FRIDAY, APRIL 7! The new negotiations keep all of the provisions […]

Voice Opposition to Obamacare Repeal Legislation

Your phone calls are critical until the very minute the House votes today on the Obamacare repeal legislation. Call your U.S. Representative now and encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same! Even if you’ve called already over the past couple of days, another call today is important. Here’s a phone script to use […]

SPECIAL ACTION ALERT: Urge PA Congressmen to Uphold Legislative Process Before Passing Devastating Repeal of ACA/Medicaid

Last night, House Republican leaders released a bill detailing their plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). While, the elimination of the ACA mandate has received a lot of public attention lately, what the bill does to Medicaid is even more alarming. It seeks to end Medicaid as we know it, a […]

Join February 13 Call-in Day to Support the ACA

On February 13, 2017, MHAPA’s affiliate Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania (MHASP) and Resources for Human Development are hosting a statewide Call-in Day to support the more than 1.1 million people in Pennsylvania who have gained healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act. As we enter the second month of a new administration, there are a few […]

Help Preserve Insurance Coverage for 1.1 Million Pennsylvanians

Insure PA urges Pennsylvanians to reach out to your members of the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation, including Senators Toomey and Casey, to tell them to protect Obamacare (Affordable Care Act). Act today to protect coverage for mental health and substance use treatment, existing conditions, and more! Let your legislators know that any changes to the law […]