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NAMI Mourns the Loss of Senator Pete Domenici

October 10, 2017

NAMI Mourns the Loss of Senator Pete Domenici ARLINGTON, Va., September 13, 2017 – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is saddened to hear the news that former-Senator Pete Domenici of New Mexico has passed away. Senator Domenici served in the U.S. Senate for 35 years. Along with his wife Nancy, the senator worked tirelessly more »

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House Legislation to Cut SSI Benefits

September 25, 2017

This week, the House is set to vote on HR 2792, the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons Act. This bill is moving quickly and could be voted on as early as Tuesday evening. It would suspend eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for certain beneficiaries classified as “fugitive felons.”   Current law already requires suspension of SSI eligibility more »

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Graham-Cassidy Bill UPDATED

Graham-Cassidy Bill Updated    It’s way too close.  As early as next Wednesday, the Graham-Cassidy Bill (also referred to as Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Bill) is expected to come up for a vote—and the vote will be close.   If this bill passes, children and adults with mental illness will get fewer services—and millions will lose their coverage more »

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Expansion of Emergency Mental Health Care Coverage to Former Service Members With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges

VA Secretary Formalizes Expansion of Emergency Mental Health Care Coverage to Former Service Members With Other-Than-Honorable Discharges Secretary Announced Plans to Expand Coverage in March 2018 June 27, 2017 WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable more »

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Pharmacogentics- DNA Testing for Drug Effectiveness Monday, September 25th at 7:00 PM

September 21, 2017

At this Monday’s upcoming educational meeting we will be discussing the emerging field of Pharmacogenetics. Pharmacogenetics gives physicians the ability to identify a number of gene variations to help predict how their patients might respond to medication. The tests look for specific gene variants that can help physicians minimize the trial and error of prescribing certain more »

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