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Action Alert: Help Restore $8 MILLION in Behavioral Health Budget Cuts

Beth Hess - Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Help restore $8 million in behavioral health budget cuts to community mental health and substance use providers!

Last year, thanks to an outpouring of support from people around the state, we were successful in securing a multiyear funding increase for community-based behavioral health treatment. The funding provisions were included in the bipartisan HOPE Act of 2017, which passed nearly unanimously in the Maryland General Assembly before being signed into law by Governor Hogan on May 25, 2017.
But when the FY19 budget was released in January, there was $8 MILLION MISSING from the required funding for these critical services. Budget Committees are deliberating now on amendments to the budget. They could make their decision any day.
We have received some encouraging signs that the funding may be restored, but we need to keep the pressure up. If any of the following legislators represent you, please take a moment to complete the Action Alert and help us tell key legislators to Keep the Door Open for Marylanders with behavioral health needs.

Key legislators:

  • Senate President Mike Miller Jr.
  • Delegate Ted Sophocleus
  • Delegate Maggie McIntosh
  • Delegate Kirill Reznik
  • Delegate Geraldine Valentino-Smith
  • Delegate Clarence Lam M.D.
  • Delegate Jeff Ghrist
  • Speaker Michael Busch
  • Delegate Mary Beth Carozza
  • Delegate Pat Young

Complete the Action Alert.




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