CHADD encourages everyone
interested in helping people with AD/HD and related and/or co-occurring
disorders—including families and health care
professionals—to contact their members of Congress before Congress
returns to Washington, DC, on September 8. Explain what health care
reform can do to help people with AD/HD.
CHADD’s messages are consistent with those of the Campaign for
Mental Health Reform, Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities,
National Health Council, Whole Health Campaign, Congressional
Tri-Caucus, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America,
First Focus, National Council for Community Behavioral Health, and many
other coalitions and sister organizations.
CHADD does not have policy
suggestions regarding how to finance comprehensive health care reform,
but we have core principles to improve the health of millions of
Americans with special health care needs, including AD/HD. CHADD does
not have a position on the concept of a “public plan” or
“regional cooperative.” Many different financing approaches
can address these core principles. We hope that all members of Congress
interested in health care reform can incorporate our 13 principles into
Details of CHADD’s
approach are available from our public
policy website and several CEO
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CHADD does not have answers
to all the complex issues raised in national health care reform.
Implementation of the 13 principles above will result in significant
improvement in health and financial security for individuals with AD/HD,
and related and/or co-occurring disorders. Different financing
provisions can address each of these 13 principles.