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Late Tuesday, December 18, a conference committee of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted to drop the mental health parity amendment from the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (H.R. 3061). Key House leaders remained opposed to the provision until the end.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is pleased to announce that Xavier F. Amador, Ph.D. will join its national office in January 2002 as director of NAMI's new national Center on Practice & Research.
"A Beautiful Mind is more than just a movie," said NAMI executive director Richard C. Birkel. "It may represent a breakthrough for Hollywood. As an Oscar contender, the movie has the potential to contribute significantly to broader public education about mental illness."
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is rated as one of the nation's "100 Best Charities" by Worthmagazine-in a cover story that appears on newsstands this week.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), with 220,000 members and 1200 state and local affiliates nationwide, is - proud to stand with Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN), Mrs. Rosalyn Carter, and others in support of S 543, the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act.
On the eve of a news conference with former First Lady Rosalyn Carter at the U.S. Capitol (Nov. 29 at 11AM), the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)) says that the fate of legislation strengthening health insurance parity for mental illnesses lies in the hands of only a few key leaders in the House of Representatives.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has called on state legislators in Michigan to refrain from adopting a Medicaid drug formulary plan that would place strict restrictions on consumer access to certain medicines.
Late yesterday, the United States Senate passed an amendment to the FY2002 Labor, Health &, Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) Appropriations bill, based on the Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act (S.543), introduced by Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Paul Wellstone (D-MN).
Since 1996, Steven E. Hyman, M.D. has served with distinction as a brilliant, dynamic, outspoken director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), presiding over an agency with more than 1,000 scientists and budget of $1.2 billion. He will be a hard act for anyone to follow.
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