Share your personal experiences with parity implementation. What positive experiences have you had? Are you having a negative experience with the new law? NAMI needs to hear from you.
This information is critical to informing policymakers in the U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration on additional steps that may need to be taken to strengthen the law and ensure adequate enforcement. In addition, it is critical for NAMI to demonstrate to the larger public that parity is making a real difference in improving coverage of mental illness treatment and expanding access to critical medical services for children and adults living with mental illness.
New GAO Report on Federal Parity Law On Nov. 30, 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the first of two reports mandated by Congress on the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). Read further for details.
Parity Help 8/09/2010 Get practical information on insurance coverage for mental health and how health care reform may affect you.
Submit Your Comments on the Mental Health Parity Regulations 4/28/2010 The Interim Final Regulations (IFR) implementing the 2008 Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act were published in February of 2010 and the comment period on the regulations expires at 11:59 pm eastern on Monday, May 3rd.
Update: Interim Final Rules Issued on Parity Law 2/02/2010 On February 2, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and Treasury released interim final rules implementing the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
Kennedy Letter of Support for Parity Regulations 9/23/2009 Read the letter of support the Rep. Patrick Kennedy and many other House colleagues have circulated urging the Secretaries of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services to issue regulations in compliance with the 2008 parity bill.
Interim Final Rules Issued on Parity Law 5/28/2009 The Departments of Health and Human Services, Education, Labor and Treasury released interim final rules providing guidance on the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.
The Implementation of Mental Health Parity—Has it made a difference? For many group health plans, the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act went into effect on January 1, 2010. Individuals and families are strongly encouraged to share their personal experiences with parity implementation – both positive and negative.
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