NAMI Celebrates Wins for Mental Health in COVID Relief and FY 2021 Federal Budget

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.

 

Read NAMI’s Statement

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