California Legislators Must Lead Change. Amend state law that excludes serious mental illnesses from guarantee of essential treatment. MediCal does not cover “medically necessary treatment” for Serious Mental Illnesses. And the Federal Affordable Care Act does not change this history of discrimination.
“Mental Health Parity” does not apply to people dependent upon public mental health care. Californians are entitled to MediCal if disabled by a diagnosed Serious Mental Illness–but not entitled to treatment of that disability. SEND THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR STATE ASSEMBLY AND SENATE REPRESENTATIVES–Let them know that YOU KNOW that California discriminates against treatment of serious mental illnesses Ask them to introduce law to guarantee mental health parity in Medicaid Managed Care for all Serious Mental Illnesses.
County Mental Health Directors and Capitol Lobbyists who claim to represent mental health consumers and families are NOT Advocates for equal rights to treatment. NOW IS TIME TO END A FEDERAL WAIVER THAT LEGALIZES DISCRIMINATION–But YOU must be a party to change.
- Right to Treatment partners activate strategy to Teach, Touch, Transform to change political priorities. NOW IS THE TIME TO END THE DISCRIMINATORY UNDER-FUNDING OF MENTAL ILLNESS TREATMENT.
- Right to Treatment partners call for priority funding of mental health parity and compliance with Prop 63 Law, MHSA TAX REVENUE MUST TARGET EQUAL AND UNIFIED PUBLIC HEALTH.
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Campaign for a RIGHT TO TREATMENT of mental illnesses. It is time to act on the knowledge of FAILURE documented by countless reports from individual counties, investigative news stories, and the tragic increases in suicide, incarcerations, and lockups of every kind. $$Billions in Prop 63 tax revenue is not improving lives of 600,000 people dependent upon public mental health. ACT on the knowledge known by all informed Californians. Turn this failure around, question status-quo, fund what we know. THE RESULTS ARE IN:
“CALIFORNIA STATE AUDIT OF PROP 63–STATE AND COUNTY PERFORMANCE”
“No evidence of effectiveness…no evidence of benefits…no evidence of compliance with Prop 63 law.”
California State Audit link for results: SEE BLOGROLL IN SIDEBAR FOR LINK TO CALIFORNIA STATE AUDIT REPORT OF AUGUST 2013.
2012-122 -Auditor’s Plan
Prop 63 must contribute to achieving equity. For ten years, we have been asking why quality and access are declining. Why is treatment money intended for prevention being spent on programs unrelated to mental illnesses? 12 years and $17 Billion —NO ANSWERS. Act now on our knowledge of failure.
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