Public Policy Updates
NAATP Congratulates House of Representatives for Passage of Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Bill
June 23, 2022
Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 7666, the “Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well Being Act. NAATP is appreciative of the action taken by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to develop this...
NAATP Applauds Senate Parity Hearing
March 30, 2022
Today the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the issues surrounding the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity). Chairperson Wyden and ranking member Crapo pledged to work on a bi-partisan...
President’s Budget Advances SUD Treatment
March 28, 2022
The White House today released the President’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. In it he makes numerous recommendations that support various aspects of substance use disorder treatment.
NAATP Applauds SUD Priorities in State of the Union
March 2, 2022
In his State of the Union speech last night, President Biden included comments about substance use disorder solutions, despite the expected and necessary major focus on foreign affairs. NAATP appreciates the President’s...
Bowman Foundation Health Access Survey
February 17, 2022
As NAATP continues to advocate for Parity Enforcement and Network Adequacy for addiction treatment services, we are supporting a survey on network adequacy produced with NORC at the University of Chicago, Mental Health...
Parity Report Details Need for Enforcement
January 25, 2022
Today, HHS Departments of Labor and Treasury, released its report to Congress regarding insurance company compliance with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act. The report details, as NAATP treatment...
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...