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Recovery Twitter Chat on the Affordable Care Act Transcript

(7/24/2013)

On Thursday, July 18, Recovery Month hosted an hour-long #RecoveryChat on Twitter with Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst at SAMHSA, as the host. The theme of the chat was “The Affordable Care Act,” and the conversation focused on the impact the ACA will have on mental health, answering questions about the application process, eligibility, and the availability of recovery support services.

@RecoveryMonth posed a series of four questions that guided the chat:

  • How will the ACA improve access to care for the mental health and substance use disorder communities?
  • How will the ACA change mental health and substance use disorder treatment?
  • When open enrollment begins on Oct. 1, do you know where to start in applying for health care coverage?
  • What can you do to help spread the word about open enrollment?

There were 52 participants, including @Recovery Month, who contributed to the conversation by posting original comments, questions, replies or retweets using the #RecoveryChat hashtag.  The participants included recovery organizations, treatment facilities, health care and policy advocates, and health professionals. There were 40 Twitter users who helped promote the chat through original tweets and retweets.

Recovery Month #RecoveryChat Transcript
The Affordable Care Act
July 18, 2013 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

@RecoveryMonth: Welcome to the July #RecoveryChat! Are you joining? We're excited to hear from you & answer your questions! Use the hashtag to participate.

@NAMITexas: We are tuned in to the @RecoveryMonth #ACA chat. You can follow the discussion at #RecoveryChat. #mhm #mhsm

@Surgeon_General: RT @ONDCP: We're joining an #ACA chat with @RecoveryMonth at 1pm. Use #RecoveryChat to join!

@RecoveryMonth: We're here with the host for today's chat, Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst at @SAMHSAgov. #RecoveryChat RT if you're joining!

@khanlon: RT @RecoveryMonth: We're here with the host for today's chat, Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst at @SAMHSAgov. #RecoveryChat RT if you're joining!

@SamThompsonCTS: About to join in on the #RecoveryChat- happening now! Good info for #ATOD #prevention folks

@RecoveryMonth: Today we'll discuss the Affordable Care Act (#ACA)—applications, eligibility, & implications for the #recovery community. #RecoveryChat

@SamThompsonCTS: RT @RecoveryMonth: We're here with the host for today's chat, Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst at @SAMHSAgov. #RecoveryChat RT if you're joining!

@RecoveryMonth: Kevin will also answer questions about how the #ACA aims to improve behavioral health services for people across the country. #RecoveryChat

@ForRecovery: RT @RecoveryMonth: We're here with the host for today's chat, Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst at @SAMHSAgov. #RecoveryChat RT if you're joining!

@NAMITexas: RT @RecoveryMonth: Today we'll discuss the Affordable Care Act (#ACA)—applications, eligibility, & implications for the #recovery community. #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: To ask and answer questions during the chat, please use Q1, Q2, etc. followed by the #RecoveryChat hashtag, so others can follow along.

@Phoenixhouse: RT @RecoveryMonth: We're here with the host for today's chat, Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst at @SAMHSAgov. #RecoveryChat RT if you're joining!

@JimWestfield: @TMZ What a coincidence, me too! #XA #RecoveryChat

@wilmarie09: Join #RecoveryChat now! Get info about the #ACA

@NAMIMass: We are tuned in to the @RecoveryMonth #ACA chat. You can follow the discussion at #RecoveryChat. #mhm #mhsm

@RecoveryMonth: The ACA will provide uninsured Americans w/ #mentalillness & #substanceuse disorders accessibility to affordable coverage. #RecoveryChat

@CRCAREorg: #RecoveryChat topic #ACA , tune in & find out

@ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease? #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Health care reform is already making a difference. Learn how the #ACA helps people in your state: http://t.co/TVACCZNOEt  #RecoveryChat

@MLibraryHealthy: RT @ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease? #RecoveryChat

@CRCAREorg: RT @ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease? #RecoveryChat

@MsWZ: RT @ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease? #RecoveryChat

@NAMITexas: RT @RecoveryMonth: The ACA will provide uninsured Americans w/ #mentalillness & #substanceuse disorders accessibility to affordable coverage. #RecoveryChat

@Winterizer: RT @ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease? #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Q1: How will the #ACA improve access to #mentalhealth and #substanceuse disorder services? #RecoveryChat

@NAMITexas: As of December 2011, 357,000 young adults in Texas gained insurance coverage as a result of the health care law. #RecoveryChat #mhm #mhsm

@DelrayRecovery: RT @RecoveryMonth: The ACA will provide uninsured Americans w/ #mentalillness & #substanceuse disorders accessibility to affordable coverage. #RecoveryChat

@SamThompsonCTS: RT @NAMITexas: As of December 2011, 357,000 young adults in Texas gained insurance coverage as a result of the health care law. #RecoveryChat!

@khanlon: @NAMITexas How are you able to get the word out to these young adults so that they will take advantage of this coverage? #RecoveryChat #ACA

@philco563: RT @RecoveryMonth: Our #RecoveryChat on the Affordable Care Act takes place this Thursday (7/18) at 1pm EDT. Share your questions & RT for your followers!

@hmeitiner: Q1: NYC to see 50% drop in premiums due to #ACA. That means more people can afford treatment. #Recoverychat

@CRCAREorg: Under #ACA substance abuse #treatment will be part of primary care   #RecoveryChat

@NAMIMass: RT @RecoveryMonth: The ACA will provide uninsured Americans w/ #mentalillness & #substanceuse disorders accessibility to affordable coverage. #RecoveryChat

@kttbirdd: RT @ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease?#RecoveryChat

@LADYDAY93: RT @NAMIMass: We are tuned in to the @RecoveryMonth #ACA chat. You can follow the discussion at #RecoveryChat. #mhm #mhsm

@emilytuckerlpc: RT @RecoveryMonth: The ACA will provide uninsured Americans w/ #mentalillness & #substanceuse disorders accessibility to affordable coverage. #RecoveryChat

@ClaytonTravis2: RT @RecoveryMonth: Welcome to the July #RecoveryChat! Are you joining? We're excited to hear from you & answer your questions! Use the hashtag to participate.

@RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://t.co/QURvjObXJ9 #RecoveryChat

@neiastraining: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://1.usa.gov/14RkeN1  #RecoveryChat

@NAMIMass: The #ACA requires insurers to cover substance abuse & mental health treatment just like any other chronic disease #RecoveryChat

@wilmarie09: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://1.usa.gov/14RkeN1  #RecoveryChat

@ClaytonTravis2: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://1.usa.gov/14RkeN1  #RecoveryChat

@CTBHcare: RT @RecoveryMonth: Health care reform is already making a difference. Learn how the #ACA helps people in your state: http://t.co/TVACCZNOEt  #RecoveryChat

@Addictandrecov4: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://1.usa.gov/14RkeN1  #RecoveryChat

@ClaytonTravis2: Q1: MH/SU parity applies in all health insurance exchange plans. #RecoveryChat

@NAMITexas: Nearly a million people in #Medicaid expansion population have SMI. Another 3.8 million have any MI. Texas not expanding, yet. #RecoveryChat

@NAMITexas: RT @ClaytonTravis2: Q1: MH/SU parity applies in all health insurance exchange plans. #RecoveryChat

@ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@Jason_Reads: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@khanlon: #RecoveryChat Q1 Will decrease the stigma around seeking #mentalhealth and #substanceuse treatment through integration w primary care

@Phoenixhouse: Which is great news RT @NAMIMass  #ACA requires insurers to cover substance abuse treatment like any other chronic disease #RecoveryChat

@Mjdilo10: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@MerrileeMW: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@NAMIMass: RT @khanlon: #RecoveryChat Q1 Will decrease the stigma around seeking #mentalhealth and #substanceuse treatment through integration w primary care

@CyndyNayer: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@CyndyNayer: RT @Phoenixhouse: Which is great news RT @NAMIMass  #ACA requires insurers to cover substance abuse treatment like any other chronic disease #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Q2: When open enrollment begins on Oct. 1, do you know where to start in applying for health care coverage? #RecoveryChat

@khanlon: @RecoveryMonth Q2: Has the the patient navigator role been defined yet in order to assist with this start? #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Q2: There will be 4 steps: set up an account, apply, compare options, and enroll. http://t.co/DgC0idcAV4 #RecoveryChat

@ONDCP: RT: @RecoveryMonth Q2: When open enrollment begins on Oct. 1, do you know where to start in applying for health care coverage? #RecoveryChat

@steptochange: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://t.co/QURvjObXJ9 #RecoveryChat

@steptochange: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1: How will the #ACA improve access to #mentalhealth and #substanceuse disorder services? #RecoveryChat

@ONDCP: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q2: There will be 4 steps: Set up an account, apply, compare options, and enroll. http://t.co/4AjcrTvOo7  #RecoveryChat

@TeenHealthGov: Happening now!  #RecoveryChat on #ACA—applications, eligibility, & implications for the #recovery community. @recoverymonth

@TekumaRG: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. # RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@RecoveryMonth: @khanlon Navigators and other in-person assistance will be available to help with the outreach and enrollment process... #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: @khanlon Here is a short summary of those roles: http://t.co/PzrMPJSejn #RecoveryChat

@khanlon: RT @RecoveryMonth: @khanlon Navigators and other in-person assistance will be available to help with the outreach and enrollment process... #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Q3: How will the #ACA improve access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment? #RecoveryChat

@TeenHealthGov: MT: @RecoveryMonth Q2: When open enrollment begins on 10/1, do you know where to apply for health care coverage? #RecoveryChat

@TeenHealthGov: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q2: There will be 4 steps: Set up an account, apply, compare options & enroll. http://t.co/i2lrnVVmve  #RecoveryChat

@TeenHealthGov: RT @recoverymonth: Q3: How will the #ACA improve access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment? #RecoveryChat

@ForRecovery: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@ForRecovery: RT @khanlon: #RecoveryChat Q1 Will decrease the stigma around seeking #mentalhealth and #substanceuse treatment through integration w primary care

@ONDCP: #DrugPolicyReform is requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for addiction treatment. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/fZ5q582Y55

@NAMITexas: @RecoveryMonth We're participating in CMS stakeholder call on Health Insurance Marketplace in #Texas. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/bj6XwYDr7m

@NAMITexas: @RecoveryMonth http://t.co/18Rq8tYJH5 has marketplace prep resources. Can compare options, see if eligible for lower costs. #RecoveryChat

@ElyBahiana: RT @ONDCP: #DrugPolicyReform is requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for addiction treatment. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/fZ5q582Y55

@khanlon: @RecoveryMonth Q3: Perhaps by decreasing cost barriers and through promotion in targeted outreach campaigns and efforts. #RecoveryChat

@NCADDNational: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q2: There will be 4 steps: set up an account, apply, compare options, and enroll. http://t.co/DgC0idcAV4 #RecoveryChat

@Phoenixhouse: Q3 People aged 18-34 have highest rates of alcohol/drug use disorders. Keeping health insurance means they can get help. #RecoveryChat

@NCADDNational: RT @RecoveryMonth: @khanlon Here is a short summary of those roles: http://t.co/PzrMPJSejn #RecoveryChat

@RafaelONDCP: RT @ONDCP: #DrugPolicyReform is requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for addiction treatment. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/fZ5q582Y55

@NAMIMass: Q3:Mental health/substance use disorder services/treatment include counseling and psychotherapy as an essential health benefit #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Q3: Under the #ACA, there are essential health benefits that new coverage options must include: http://t.co/q4TZuz4FSA... #RecoveryChat

@B_SHELTON_: RT @ONDCP: #DrugPolicyReform is requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for addiction treatment. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/fZ5q582Y55

@RecoveryMonth: …Services to treat mental illness & substance use disorders will be considered an essential benefit http://t.co/q4TZuz4FSA #RecoveryChat

@mcneil_77: RT @NAMIMass: The #ACA requires insurers to cover substance abuse & mental health treatment just like any other chronic disease #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: RT @NAMITexas: @RecoveryMonth We're participating in CMS stakeholder call on Health Insurance Marketplace in #Texas. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/bj6XwYDr7m

@RecoveryMonth: RT @NAMITexas: @RecoveryMonth http://t.co/18Rq8tYJH5 has marketplace prep resources. Can compare options, see if eligible for lower costs. #RecoveryChat

@InfectiousChris: RT @ONDCP: #DrugPolicyReform is requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for addiction treatment. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/fZ5q582Y55

@NCADDNational: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q3: Under the #ACA, there are essential health benefits that new coverage options must include: http://t.co/q4TZuz4FSA... #RecoveryChat

@JCRC_Madison: RT @RecoveryMonth: Q1 The ACA will provide up to 62M ppl w/improved access to services for mental & substance use problems http://t.co/QURvjObXJ9 #RecoveryChat

@linkitty2: RT @Phoenixhouse: Q3 People aged 18-34 have highest rates of alcohol/drug use disorders. Keeping health insurance means they can get help. #RecoveryChat

@LaurelMildred: RT @NAMIMass: Q3:Mental health/substance use disorder services/treatment include counseling and psychotherapy as an essential health benefit #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Q6: What can you do to help spread the word about open enrollment? #RecoveryChat

@Menendez4Texas: RT @NAMITexas: Nearly a million people in #Medicaid expansion population have SMI. Another 3.8 million have any MI. Texas not expanding, yet. #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Stay ahead of the game! Sign up for more info about the #ACA and enrollment: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug RT for your followers! #RecoveryChat

@ONDCP: RT @RecoveryMonth: Stay ahead of the game! Sign up for more info about the #ACA and enrollment: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug RT for your followers!

@hmeitiner: RT @RecoveryMonth: Stay ahead of the game! Sign up for more info about the #ACA and enrollment: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug RT for your followers!

@SamThompsonCTS: RT @RecoveryMonth: Stay ahead of the game! Sign up for more info about the #ACA and enrollment: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug RT for your followers!

@RecoveryMonth: We've covered the basics, what questions do you have for Kevin regarding the #ACA and behavioral health coverage? #RecoveryChat

@khanlon: Q6 In alignment with #MinorityMentalHealthMonth, keeping culturally competent, community-based outreach at the forefront #RecoveryChat #ACA

@NAMITexas: RT @RecoveryMonth: Stay ahead of the game! Sign up for more info about the #ACA and enrollment: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug RT for your followers!

@NAMIMass: RT @RecoveryMonth: Stay ahead of the game! Sign up for more info about the #ACA and enrollment: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug RT for your followers!

@khanlon: Hi Kevin, are there locally-based efforts already underway around the #ACA in Native American communities? #RecoveryChat

@RecoveryMonth: Thanks to everyone who participated in our #RecoveryChat. We appreciate you spending your afternoon sharing insights & information with us!

@RecoveryMonth: RT to spread the word: The upcoming #ACA open enrollment period begins Oct 1: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug #RecoveryChat

@NAMIMass: RT @RecoveryMonth: RT to spread the word: The upcoming #ACA open enrollment period begins Oct 1: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug #RecoveryChat

@FrMartinsAshley: RT @RecoveryMonth: Welcome to the July #RecoveryChat! Are you joining? We're excited to hear from you & answer your questions! Use the hashtag to participate.

@KerryCherry0380: @RecoveryMonth Embracing my personal #recovery from #Addiction with all my being! #RecoveryChat

@Phoenixhouse: Great #RecoveryChat about #ACA with @RecoveryMonth @khanlon @ONDCP @NAMIMass @hmeitiner & more. Exciting changes ahead!

@hmeitiner: RT @Phoenixhouse: Great #RecoveryChat about #ACA with @RecoveryMonth @khanlon @ONDCP @NAMIMass @hmeitiner & more. Exciting changes ahead!

@RecoveryMonth: RT @Phoenixhouse: Great #RecoveryChat about #ACA with @RecoveryMonth @khanlon @ONDCP @NAMIMass @hmeitiner & more. Exciting changes ahead!

@RecoveryMonth: Follow @RecoveryMonth for updates and discussion on behavioral health and check back for information about our next chat #RecoveryChat

@FrMartinsAshley: Good advice to live by! Stop narrating, start living! #RecoveryChat http://t.co/kySvJQZBHM

@khanlon: RT @Phoenixhouse: Great #RecoveryChat about #ACA with @RecoveryMonth @khanlon @ONDCP @NAMIMass @hmeitiner & more. Exciting changes ahead!

@IRETApgh: RT @RecoveryMonth: RT to spread the word: The upcoming #ACA open enrollment period begins Oct 1: http://t.co/zKF8eZPRug #RecoveryChat

@FATIMA23456831: RT @ONDCP: The #ACA will expand coverage for mental health & substance abuse treatment to 60 million Americans. #RecoveryChat http://t.co/F6OA5GUD5t

@kickmonkeysober: RT @khanlon: #RecoveryChat Q1 Will decrease the stigma around seeking #mentalhealth and #substanceuse treatment through integration w primary care

@RuxDeluxe: RT @ONDCP: Did you know that the #ACA  will require insurers to cover substance abuse treatment just like any other chronic disease?#RecoveryChat

@neiastraining: RT @RecoveryMonth: Follow @RecoveryMonth for updates and discussion on behavioral health and check back for information about our next chat #RecoveryChat

@CRCAREorg: Thanks for the informative chat today! @NAMITexas @RecoveryMonth @ONDCP @samhsagov Good things to come! #RecoveryChat #ACA

@NCADDNational: RT @Phoenixhouse: Great #RecoveryChat about #ACA with @RecoveryMonth @khanlon @ONDCP @NAMIMass @hmeitiner & more. Exciting changes ahead!


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