APA Responds to Kenneth Cole Billboard
Mental health organizations and advocates joined together in September to ask fashion design Kenneth Cole to replace a billboard that stigmatized people with mental illness. As part of a #givestigmatheboot social media campaign, APA delivered a letter cosigned by 22 other groups that urged Cole to take down his billboard immediately. You can see the billboard in question, and read the letter here.
APA Sends Letter to DOJ Voicing Concerns on Insurance Mergers
APA has sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division voicing concerns about potential mergers between Anthem, Inc. and Cigna, as well as Aetna and Humana. If approved, the mergers would consolidate four of the nation’s five largest insurers into two companies. A recent blog post by APA President Renee Binder, M.D., and CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., breaks down the ways in which these mergers will have a negative impact on patients.