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Please Stand Up To A Possible $147 Million Dollars of Cuts to Mental Health Services

By January 21, 2021No Comments
Montana State Capitol
The Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD) Budget will be presented next Tuesday (1/26) at 8 am MST on 1/26 (next Tuesday) to the Joint Appropriations Committee on Health. Public testimony will follow.
The Committee is considering cutting AMDD’s Medicaid funding by  $147 million dollars from Governor Gianforte’s budget over the biennium.
It is essential that this Committee hear how important publicly funded adult mental health and substance abuse services are to our families and communities.
  • How AMDD programs helped you or your loved one (be specific); and
  • Why the funding levels proposed by the Governor are needed.
If you are planning to testify over Zoom, you must REGISTER 24 hours in advance. That link is here:  https://leg.mt.gov/public-testimony/ Make sure you click on the Zoom button to get the link.
You can also leave a web message for the Committee by going to this link, https://leg.mt.gov/web-messaging/, filling out your contact information, then selecting “Committee,” “(J) Health and Human Service,” “HB2,” and “For.” (as show in the image below.) Type your message of support in to the box then hit “Send Message.”
Selections for House Committee Message
Or you can call the Capitol Information Desk at 406-444-4800 and leave a message for the Joint Committee on Health and Human Service to “support AMDD’s budget in House Bill 2.”
It just takes a few minutes, but every voice counts. So please make yours heard!