|NAMI Celebrates Wins for Mental Health in COVID Relief and FY 2021 Federal Budget
Congress just passed COVID-19 relief legislation that includes funding that will help states provide mental health services and supports.
People are struggling as a result of the pandemic, economic downturn and fight for racial equity — and the need for a strong mental health system has never been greater.
This bill helps by:
· Providing flexible funding through the mental health block grant so states and local communities can decide where the money should be best spent to support people with mental health conditions.
· Limits what people have to pay when they receive surprise medical bills after being treated by out-of-network providers.
· Creates new requirements of health insurers to increase compliance with mental health parity.