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December 12, 2018

Fair Coverage for Mental Health Survey

NAMI PBC is conducting a survey on our members’ experiences with attempting to have mental health services covered by an insurance company or Medicaid.

We will use this information to advocate for fair and equal mental health insurance coverage in Florida.

Take the Survey


December 10, 2018


How many of us have ourselves or have had loved ones recycled out of hospital emergency rooms because we were told the hospital didn’t have any beds available for mental health patients?  One of the reasons for this is that there really are only a limited number of beds available for mental health needs because our local hospitals do not get paid by Medicaid to have more than nine mental health beds.

We have an opportunity in Florida to change this situation and increase the number of mental health beds available in our local hospitals.  Our Department of Health Finance Administration, the agency that manages our Medicaid, can ask Medicaid to allow hospitals to be paid for increasing the number of mental health beds.

Please download the letter below and fill in the blanks with your personal story of being denied mental health hospitalization in our local hospitals.  Send it to the address on the top of the letter.

Letter Template- Click to download


September 14, 2018

NAMI Joins Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited-Duration Plan Final Rule

Today, NAMI joined a lawsuit filed this morning in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to overturn the Administration’s recently-issued rule on short-term, limited-duration (STLD) insurance plans. The lead plaintiff is the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, joined by NAMI and the following organizations: AIDS United, American Psychiatric Association, Little Lobbyists, Mental Health America and National Partnership for Women & Families.

Learn more here


June 13, 2018

Mental Health Parity at Risk

Today, NAMI released a report highlighting the impossible barriers millions of Americans living with mental health and substance use disorders faced prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  These findings underscore how current efforts to weaken the individual insurance market could mean returning to a time when Americans with mental health conditions could be denied coverage or offered coverage that excludes services they need.

Read the Parity at Risk Report



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