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In The News: NAMI Georgia

March 21, 2017

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Health Care Act – legislation that, if enacted, would gut federal investment in Medicaid and devastate Americans’ mental health coverage and care.

Among its many changes, this proposal would convert Medicaid into a per capita cap program. Such a change would shift over $880 billion in costs to states.

With less federal investment, states could cut provider payments, eliminate optional services like behavioral health care, or restrict eligibility for Read More

    NAMI Cobb will host a NAMI Peer to Peer Course beginning April 5th. One of NAMI’s Signature Programs, Peer-to-Peer is an experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery.  The class is taught by NAMI Mentors who are personally experienced with living with a mental illness.

    The class will meet Wednesdays April 5-June 7, 2017, from 6:30pm to 9pm.

    For more information and to register, contact Paul Miner at pminer@bellsouth.net Read More

    Rockdale/Newton NAMI representatives had the opportunity to speak to parents about mental illness at Parent Academy on Sat., March 18 at the Rockdale Career Academy. The event, which is held twice a year, gives parents the opportunity to attend short classes on a variety of topics. In between classes they can pick up information on many services in the community at the vendor fair.  Rockdale/Newton members have participated for several years, making sure parents in their community have access to information on Read More

    Congress just unveiled their proposed American Health Care Act. Provisions include:

    Ending the requirement that Medicaid cover mental health care. Capping Medicaid funding, which will lead to deep cuts and jeopardize mental health services. Freezing Medicaid expansion, putting young people who are first experiencing serious mental illness at risk.

    Tell your U.S. Representative this is unacceptable.

    Call your Representative in Congress NOW: Call (202) 224-3121, press #2 and enter your zip code. Call your Senators: Call (202) 224-3121, press #1 and enter your zip Read More

    Alkermes has enthusiastically renewed its National NAMIWalks Elite Sponsorship for 2017. This means $5,000 will be allocated to each and every NAMIWalks event this year—81 in total.

    This Sponsorship is important for not only the value of the dollar amount, but also for the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the Alkermes organization and its employees.

    Please join NAMI Georgia in thanking Alkermes for its continuing support!

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    A new NAMI membership and dues structure will take effect July 1, 2017. Many of the questions asked during the call are covered in the two important FAQs below and you can send questions to memberservices@nami.org:

    the FAQs Standards and Re-Affiliation Tasks Per Household Membership and Dues FAQs About Household Membership and Dues Increases

    Some technical tasks to remember:

    No one can begin charging the new dues rates before July 1.  The focus of your time now is: messaging to your members preparing all the Read More
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