Tonight, when President Obama delivers the State of the Union, he will share how the Affordable Care Act has made quality, affordable health coverage available to millions of Americans. The Affordable Care Act also provides one of the largest expansions of mental health and substance use disorder coverage in a generation by requiring insurers to provide mental health and substance use disorder benefits at parity with coverage for any other disease.
Tomorrow, we will explore how the Affordable Care Act is changing the way substance use disorders are treated in America.
On Wednesday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. EST, we will convene experts from the substance use disorder treatment and recovery fields for a meeting titled “Treating Substance Use Disorders Today: Access, Recovery, and the Affordable Care Act”.
Watch this meeting live starting at 2:30 p.m. EST on whitehouse.gov/live.
During this meeting, which will be co-hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), we will hear from a panel of experts and from real people who are able to access treatment and recovery support services for themselves or family members.
If you can’t join us in person, we invite you to host a viewing party. You can register your viewing party here. You can also join the conversation on Twitter by including #ACA4Recovery in your tweets all day tomorrow.
Learn more about what the Affordable Care Act means for behavioral health with this infographic from our partners at SAMHSA: