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How does tax reform impact your mental health?

November 15, 2017 11:44 am : Advocacy
When you hear about tax reform, you may not think it affects people with mental health conditions and their families. But the bills in Congress do. Here’s how: Increases the cost of health insurance. Under the Senate bill, people will no longer be fined if they do not have health insurance (also known as the ... read more»

Healthcare.gov Annual Enrollment Period is Open

November 14, 2017 1:45 pm : Advocacy
On Nov. 1, HealthCare.gov started its annual enrollment period for health insurance. If you don’t have coverage or you just need to renew your plan, make time to review your health plan options before Dec. 15. All health plans offered through Healthcare.gov must cover mental health and substance use services at the same level as ... read more»

Save mental health insurance protections

October 19, 2017 1:38 pm : Advocacy
Throughout the year, we’ve asked Congress to stop health reform efforts that would hurt Americans with mental illness—and we’ve urged them to forge bipartisan solutions to stabilize the health insurance markets. We have good news: Congress listened. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announced a bipartisan agreement to help keep insurance markets sound ... read more»

Yes, Your Voice Matters!

October 4, 2017 1:20 pm : Advocacy
Representatives from NAMI Mississippi at the 2017 NAMI National Convention in Washington, D.C.By Gloria Mwase, Vice President & Advocacy Committee Chair A lot has been going on around mental health advocacy at the state and federal levels over the last several months. There have been rallies in the state, and Capitol Hill visits in D.C. There have been urgent calls and emails to contact your state legislators, to ... read more»

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