Despite Law, Mental Health Coverage Lacking In Many Insurance Plans
Despite last year's passage of the most comprehensive parity insurance law providing coverage for mental illnesses and substance use disorders, waivers still exclude people and many in the high-risk category will have to wait until 2014. KaiserHealthNews spoke to NAMI's Andrew Sperling to learn more about the application of this law to 140 million people affected by it. . . []
Eve Oliphant, Cal. activist, died in Calif.
oliphant.jpegEve Oliphant, pioneer of family support and advocacy, died in northern Cal. two weeks shy of her 90th birthday. She had been ill with leukemia. Oliphant is a subject of the recently released PBS documentary. . . []
Pharma funds local NAMI affiliates
After extensive probes into pharma's funding patterns, including what reached advocacy organizations, Senator Charles Grassley applauded NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for posting pharma contributions to its web-site. But he was more worried about the $23 million pharmaceutical companies contributed to underwrite state organizations. . . []
NAMI and pharma
. . .alas, a Faustian bargain []
Death of Harriet Shetler, NAMI founder
Harriet Shetler, a pioneer in the family advocacy movement, died yesterday in Wisconsin. . . []

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