TRACKING TALLAHASSEE 1
April 2019

What happens in Tallahassee has more impact on our daily lives than most people appreciate. Here are a few bills that NAMI Collier has been tracking with the help of Alisa LaPolt, a mental health policy consultant and advocate.

Session ends soon but the work will continue…We will share more on legislative matters over the coming months.  The first three bills we are following include one on housing, early psychosis treatment and school mental health services. For links on these bills follow: HB 253, HB 1187, SB 7030.

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TRACKING TALLAHASSEE 2
November 2019

What happens in Tallahassee has more impact on our daily lives than most people appreciate. Here are a few bills that NAMI Collier has been tracking with the help of Alisa LaPolt, a mental health policy consultant and advocate.

Controversy over mental health coverage gains attention

Federal law requires that group health insurance plans cover mental health as they would physical health, known as insurance “parity.” But that’s not always happening, and the issue is starting to get widespread attention.

We anticipate that legislation will be filed for the 2020 Florida Legislature that would require health plans in Florida to report how they are complying with federal parity laws. And, it would force the  Florida Office of Insurance Regulation to review those reports for parity violations. It is similar to bipartisan legislation pending in Congress that has passed several other states.

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