APA WELCOMES WITHDRAWAL OF CASSIDY-GRAHAM

American Psychological Association (APA) President Antonio Puente, Ph.D. made the following statement in response to the withdrawal of the Cassidy-Graham bill:

“We are grateful to Senators John McCain, Susan Collins and the others who opposed the Cassidy-Graham health care legislation because of its projected harmful effects on insurance coverage, Medicaid and access to mental health and substance use services. We now ask Congress to take the constructive steps needed to strengthen the health insurance exchanges and increase coverage options.

“Medicaid is more cost-effective than private-sector coverage and is a lifeline for millions of Americans with mental health and substance use disorders and other chronic health conditions.”  Continue reading.

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