Current Priorities: 2019 – 2020 Legislative Session
For each two-year legislative session, NAMI Massachusetts works with state-wide affiliates and advocacy partners to determine our legislative priorities for the upcoming session. This is a combination of consensus around specific concerns and opportunity for making change.
We are now in the second year of this session – bills have had hearings and many have been reported out of their committees. There have been significant “wins” already – including the passage of the Ghost Networks bill.
In February 2020, the Senate passed S2519 – the Mental Health ABC bill addressing barriers to care. The Attorney General’s office announcement settlements with five insurers improving parity enforcement. We are keeping the momentum going by adjusting our focus to the areas listed below.