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States Falling Short in Plans to Cover Children with Severe Mental Illnesses Under Landmark Health Insurance Program

https://www.nami.org/press-releases/states-falling-short-in-plans-to-cover-children-with-severe-mental-illnesses-under-landmark-health-insurance-program/

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Discrimination against children with severe mental illnesses may persist under the federal government&rsquo;s new health insurance plan for children, suggests a study released today that examines existing mental health coverage in 16 states.</span></p>

JAMA Paper Shows That Mental Health Parity is Affordable

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<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">A paper published today (Nov. 12) in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) provides further evidence that equitable health insurance is affordable, according to the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).</span></p>

Discrimination Upheld in Maine

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<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today expressed shock and dismay about a decision by Maine voters to retain a provision in the state&#39;s Constitution prohibiting individuals under guardianship due to mental illness from voting.</span></p>

Legal Advocacy Project Established to End Barriers to Care for Millions

https://www.nami.org/press-releases/legal-advocacy-project-established-to-end-barriers-to-care-for-millions/

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today announced the establishment of a first-of-a-kind center that will push for timely and effective treatment for the estimated 2.2 million individuals with severe psychiatric disorders who don&#39;t get care when they most need it.</span></p>

Survey Shows Nations Businesses Preparing to Make Insurance Discrimination A Thing of the Past

https://www.nami.org/press-releases/survey-shows-nations-businesses-preparing-to-make-insurance-discrimination-a-thing-of-the-past/

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) today released a survey of American businesses indicating little resistance by employers to comply with The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. Special interest lobbyists are attempting to influence the White House to weaken the law just ten weeks before it is scheduled to take effect.</span></p>

Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 Threatened by Backdoor Maneuver

https://www.nami.org/press-releases/mental-health-parity-act-of-1996-threatened-by-backdoor-maneuver/

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">With less than three months before landmark legislation ending insurance discrimination against mental illnesses takes effect, lack of political will threatens to undermine this important first step toward fair treatment of people with serious brain disorders.</span></p>

Texas Lawmaker Appointed To NAMI Board

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<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">A state legislator from Texas, one of the country&#39;s leading advocates for fair and equitable treatment of serious mental illnesses, has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).</span></p>

Managed Care Puts Millions With Severe Mental Illness at Risk, Landmark Study Reveals

https://www.nami.org/press-releases/managed-care-puts-millions-with-severe-mental-illness-at-risk-landmark-study-reveals/

<p>Managed care fails to make the grade in providing adequate care for persons with mental illness in publicly funded programs, according to a national report card released today by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI).</p>

National Report Card To Show Managed Care Shortcomings

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<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will release the results of a survey assessing how well managed care organizations are treating persons with severe mental illnesses.</span></p>

NAMI Blasts Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating for Veto of Insurance Parity Bill as Anti-Family and Anti-Taxpayer

https://www.nami.org/press-releases/nami-blasts-oklahoma-governor-frank-keating-for-veto-of-insurance-parity-bill-as-anti-family-and-anti-taxpayer/

<p><span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) blasted Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating for his veto of HB 1077, which would have required Oklahoma insurance companies to offer equal overage for mental illness to the same extent as for other physical illnesses.</span></p>

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