Tell Congress to invest in Mental Health

This time of year, Congress makes decisions on funding important programs and services. We need your voice to tell policymakers to pass a budget that invests in mental health research, services and supports. Fortunately, the House Appropriations Committee has already shown that they are willing to support Americans affected by mental health conditions by passing a funding…

June 6 – Financial Services Hearing

Have you been denied insurance reimbursement? Can’t access ESP services through your insurance? Tell Legislators about your experience   Several mental health bills are coming up for hearing by the Joint Committee on Financial Services. Among the top priorities for NAMI Mass are, H. 910/ S.588 An Act relative to mental health parity implementation: Rep.…

Mental Health Treatment Denied to Customers by Giant Insurer’s Policies, Judge Rules

In a scathing decision released Tuesday, a federal judge in Northern California ruled that a unit of UnitedHealth Group, the giant health insurer, had created internal policies aimed at effectively discriminating against patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders to save money. U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero found that United Behavioral Health,…

MA House Budget

The debate on the house budget is starting on Monday, April 22 after the budget was released on April 10th. As you know from our Legislative Priorities and our awesome Advocacy Day  on April 8th, NAMI Massachusetts is supporting better funding for the DMH Rental Subsidy Program and other initiatives to reduce or prevent homelessness…

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Join the NAMI Mass Advocacy “Army”

Calling all advocates. Calling all advocates! NAMI Massachusetts has joined several other states by supporting our Advocacy efforts with a software platform called Quorum. This software will allow us to Let you know about opportunities to contact your legislators – and send them an email at the click of a button Target our “asks” when…

ICYMI – Advocacy Day

NAMI Mass held our Advocacy Day on Monday, April 8th, 2019. About 200 participants braved some typically cold, wet and rainy New England weather to arrive at the State House and speak with their legislators. For details on our speakers, take a peek here. To see the photos from the event – check out this…