On Tuesday, May 7th, Lori Krinksky (President of NAMI Central Middlesex) and Monica Luke (Chair of the NAMI Mass Advocacy Committee) testified at the State House in support of
- H913 – An Act to increase consumer transparency about insurance provider networks
- S610 – An Act to increase consumer transparency about insurance provider networks
- S592 – An Act relative to consumer transparency about provider networks
These bills are often referred to as the “ghost networks” bills & we were sporting our Ghost stickers. Why are they called “ghost” networks? Because the list of providers we get from our insurance companies as in-network are often not available, no longer taking patients or not taking that insurance any more. Our members often make many phone calls only to find they’ve been “ghosted”. No one will take the case. You can read more about the day here Our friends at CMHC got some TV time to talk about these issues as well. Interested in learning how to testify (which can also be written)? Check out this training video from our friends at NASW.