Today’s candidates will become tomorrow’s elected officials, with the power to make important decisions. As voters concerned about mental health care, it is critical that you learn about issues, educate candidates about the importance of mental health, and use your vote to elect representatives that will help improve mental health care in this country.
- Ask the important questions.
- Know what your voting rights and options are.
- Educate the candidates that mental health is a priority.
- Tell your candidates that “Mental Health Care Gets My Vote!”
Health Coverage Open Enrollment Starts Nov. 15
It’s that time again! Open enrollment for health coverage is Nov. 15 through Feb. 15, 2015. New affordable plans are available, so if you do not have insurance or you need to re-enroll check out HealthCare.gov to see your options.
Things to keep in mind when choosing your health plan. Make sure:
- Your mental health provider is in your network.
- Your mental health medications are covered by your plan.
- That your plan is affordable, which can mean low co-pays, low co-insurance and low deductibles.
Learn more about the cross section of mental health care and the health insurance marketplace.
Bonus Read: Learn about how the Affordable Care Act is impacting the Criminal Justice System.