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By Alex Ruoff

March 7, 2017




Millions of Americans who suffer from mental health and substance abuse

issues could be left without insurance under House Republicans' plan for

repealing the Affordable Care Act, behavioral health groups and researchers

told Bloomberg BNA recently.


Behavioral health groups are lobbying House Republicans as they put the

final touches on their ACA repeal bill this week, asking lawmakers to

preserve Medicaid expansion funds. Many industry groups remain uncertain

about the future of federal Medicaid funding and Republicans' plan for ACA

requirements that insurers cover mental health and addiction treatment.