Category Archives: Stay Informed

Maryland Pushes Ahead on Health Care Reform Efforts

2014 is just around the corner and Maryland is diligently preparing to fully implement the Affordable Care Act. Decisions that will impact an individual’s ability to access care are being made all the time. The Essential Health Benefits Although the … Continue reading

MHAMD Third Quarter Policy Successes

Guest Post by Dan Martin, MHAMD Public Policy Director While many people were wrapping up their summers at the beach or barbequing, the MHAMD policy team was burning the summer light to ensure that mental health consumers’ voices were heard … Continue reading

Parity In the News

David Wellstone Continues His Father’s Legacy David, son of the late Senator Paul Wellstone, is committed to fighting for mental health parity. Senator Paul Wellstone, co-sponsor of the Wellstone Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, fought to end … Continue reading

Maryland Behavioral Health Integration Moves Into Phase 3

Guest Post by Dan Martin, Public Policy Director MHAMD Phase 2 of the multi-year process to integrate the delivery and financing of behavioral health services in Maryland came to a close on October 1. The second phase concluded with an … Continue reading

Mental Health America Publishes Voter Guide

Mental Health America has published a voter guide to empower behavioral health consumers to engage in this year’s election. The guide entitled- Vote for America’s Mental Health 2012 includes: Voter registration information A “November Elections Action Checklist” Questions for Town … Continue reading