Thanks to everyone who has been supporting Texas HB3227, the bill calling for eating disorders to be added to the list of serious mental illnesses requiring health insurance coverage in the state of Texas. Because of you we are making a difference!
UPDATE: The bill was passed through the insurance committee with a vote of 7-0. The next stop is the house floor. This is a huge step, but we STILL NEED YOUR HELP to get the bill pushed through the House.
You can help in 3 ways:
- Send a letter to your Representatives in the House asking them to sign on as a co-sponsor of HB 3227 and support its passage.
- Send a letter to the Speaker of the House to post the bill to be voted on by the full House of Representatives.
- Join Austin Foundation for Eating Disorders on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 for a lobby day. If you are attending, you must register for the event here: http://afedlobbyday.eventbrite.com/ Registration will close 24 hours before the event, so sign up quickly! You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's make a difference and get this bill signed into law!
Related post: Texas residents, we need your support! from April 12, 2013