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Help Us Make Parity a Reality!

NAMI Allies in Congress Press the Administration to Publish Final Regulations Implementing Federal Parity

September 25, 2012 

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the enactment of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) on October 3, 2008, we are asking for your help to make the purpose of the federal parity law a reality.

Although MHPAEA was enacted nearly four years ago, a final rule implementing the law has not yet been issued.  Without a final rule from the Administration, many individuals seeking care for mental health and addictive disorders have been unable to access the health care services they need.

Please ask your Member of Congress to send this letter to the Administration asking them to issue a final parity rule and provide an update on progress made thus far in implementing the law. 

To check who your Member of Congress is, please visit and enter your zip code.  For more information about parity, please visit

Thank you for your help to make parity a reality!