Public Policy Updates
NAATP Priorities in Build Back Better Legislation
November 19, 2021
Today the US House of Representatives passed the long-awaited “Build Back Better” legislation using a process called reconciliation. That process requires only a majority vote, bypassing the filibuster in the US Senate.
Urgent Request to Enforce Parity
October 28, 2021
One of the provisions contained in the “Build Back Better” or reconciliation bill gives the Department of Labor the authority to fine insurance companies if they fail to comply with the Mental Health Parity and...
NAATP Applauds White House Recovery Month Actions
October 1, 2021
This week SAMHSA created the “Office of Recovery” after many years of advocacy in support by the field. The new office will focus on recovery programing for funding and will prioritize underserved populations and...
HHS Announces the Availability of COVID-19 Provider Funding
September 17, 2021
The Biden-Harris Administration announced this past week that the U.S.
Congress May Advance Parity Enforcement
September 13, 2021
One of the most impactful public policy advances in the last 15 years for substance use disorder treatment was passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity). It was intended to eliminate...
NAATP Congratulates Dr. Rahul Gupta, Head of ONDCP
July 13, 2021
NAATP has learned the Biden administration is tapping Dr. Rahul Gupta as its top drug policy official, charging the former West Virginia public health commissioner with leading federal efforts to combat a spiraling...
NAATP Congratulates New SAMHSA Director
June 28, 2021
The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers congratulates Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., on her appointment as the next Assistant Secretary for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
HHS Creates Behavioral Health Coordinating Council
May 18, 2021
Today HHS Secretary, Xavier Becerra, along with Assistant Secretary Lavine and Acting Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use (SAMHSA) Coderre, announced the Administration’s newly created Behavioral...
Highlights of Federal Legislation Affecting Treatment Provider Funding
May 12, 2021
The President signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act into law in March. It is the most recent COVID-19 legislation created to provide financial relief and economic stimulus to those impacted by the...
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