Tell the Senate to Support Extended Behavioral Health Services

We’re supporting our partners in a behavioral health day of action, and we need you to contact your Senators. Today, May 20th is an important hearing in the Senate Medicaid Committee, and your voice counts!
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The Governor has proposed a plan to improve access to behavioral health services, expand the types of services available, and create better integration of care. However, more is needed to successfully achieve this vision of expanded behavioral health services in Ohio. Click here to learn more.

Take Action Today!
Join us Wednesday May 20th, in contacting two Senators in support of an amendment that would provide longer timelines a few “guardrails” to assure accountability and reasonable implementation so services are not disrupted or lost completely.

    • Senator David Burke at (614) 466-8049 or
    • Find your Senator by clicking here. Cleveland: Senator Sandra R. Williams

What to say when you call or email:
“Hello my name is ___________, your constituent.  and I believe behavioral health services are important. I support the direction that the Kasich Administration wants to go with community behavioral health and integration of Medicaid services, but timelines and a few important guardrails or protections are needed.
I urge you to include additional language in the state budget that provides legislative oversight and accountability in accomplishing this work. Thank you.”