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Adler rallies for mental health care
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano
Wondering what Mayor Steve Adler does on a City Council-meeting-less week? Well, it’s lots of things. Today, for example, Adler is joining mayors nationwide to recognize “the National Mayors’ Mental Health Day of Action,” which is an event intended to “raise awareness and spur action in support of better mental health treatment and access,” according to a press release from the mayor’s office. That statement continues, “Under the Affordable Care Act, mental health coverage is an essential benefit for the first time. Tomorrow, Mayors are calling on Congress to protect this progress. The repeal of the ACA, as currently proposed, will negatively impact individuals with mental health issues who will lose coverage and benefits. … Mayor Adler believes that our community is stronger when everyone has access to the tools they need to be healthy.”
This whisper has been corrected to note that Adler is speaking today, not tomorrow, as originally reported.
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