We all know that people with eating disorders have difficulty getting health insurance coverage. We can make a difference and work to get better coverage by advocating for mental health parity for eating disorders today. Please see the message below from the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Take action TODAY!
Thanks to AED for your great work!
Message from AED:
Dear AED Members,
Thanks to the efforts of citizens, policy makers and advocacy groups across America the House of Representatives has scheduled a historic vote on a comprehensive mental health/substance use parity bill on Wednesday, March 5. This vote is critical to our shared goal of winning enactment of a strong mental health parity law this year. We can pass this legislation now but we need your help:
Call the Toll-Free Parity Hotline @ 1-866-parity4
Given the importance of this vote, please take a minute to also call your Representative using the toll-free Parity Hotline, 1-866-parity4 (1-866-727-4894). The Parity Hotline reaches the Capitol switchboard, which can connect callers to their members of Congress. If you do not know the name of your Representative, click here. Please make this important call before Wednesday, March 5th.
Message: “I am calling to ask that the Representative vote for H.R. 1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health & Addiction Equity Act. Parity is a fair and affordable solution to insurance discrimination that will save lives and families.”
Send an e-mail: Urge your member of Congress to support passage of H.R.1424, the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act by sending an e-mail. Go to your Representatives website for her/his e-mail address.
Any supporter of this legislation can sign up to become a “citizen cosponsor” of the bill by going to www.equitycampaign.info/.
With your help we can get finally get this done. Thank you in advance for your support!
AED Advocacy Committee