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Federal Government Shutdown

January 14, 2019

(As of Jan 10, 2019) What’s still running Roughly 75% of the government has already been funded for 2019, so many services are   continuing without interruption. Social Security (including SSI/SSDI disability) People receiving Social Security or SSI/SSDI payments will continue to receive their benefits. These programs are funded and are not be affected by the partial more »

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PA HB 1233 becomes law; Assisted Outpatient Treatment Bill Becomes Law

November 26, 2018

Before the General Assembly adjourned for the upcoming general election, the Legislature passed HB 1233, Representative Tom Murt’s assisted outpatient treatment bill. RCPA and other organizations had been working with members of the General Assembly and the administration on this issue to make it more practical. Despite pleas to the Governor to veto the legislation, more »

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NAMI Excited with New Opportunities to Improve Medicaid Mental Health Care

11/13/2018 Secretary Alex Azar, U.S. Health & Human Services, announced that the Administration will allow states to apply for Medicaid waivers to pay for mental health treatment in inpatient settings known as IMDs, or institutions of mental disease.  Historically, Medicaid has not paid for treatment in these settings for most adults. While this policy was intended more »

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Public Meeting Held on Future of Norristown State Hospital

October 18, 2018

NORRISTOWN — Only a decade ago a major movie studio was contemplating filming here, and now its fate is up for debate. At a little more than 198 acres holding 55 buildings, the Norristown State Hospital property is being scrutinized like never before in its 138-year history. Signing in for the Public Meeting for the more »

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NAMI and Others File Lawsuit Against the Short-Term, Limited Duration Plan Final Rule

September 18, 2018

9/14/2018 In partnership with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans and other organizations, NAMI filed suit today to invalidate the federal short-term, limited duration (STLD) insurance plan rule issued last month by three federal agencies. The legal challenge seeks a temporary injunction against the recently issued STLD rule, which would expand the availability of plans more »

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