Public policy makes a difference in the lives of both the people living with mental health conditions and the people in their lives. Changes in policy can mean better outcomes. Our advocacy efforts:
Securing better funding for research.
Protecting access to treatments and services.
Fighting for mental health parity to ensure that mental illness is treated equally to physical illness in insurance plans.
If you would like assistance and believe NAMI Delaware can advocate for you, please call us at (888) 427-2643.
You can get involved by contacting your national or state elected officials.
Below are links to help you find those serving your area.
NAMI Delaware has a strong voice on issues related to mental illness in the First State. The following are position statements from NAMI Delaware during the 2019 legislative session.
House Bill 105: Step Therapy Legislation
Step therapy protocols are a mechanism by which health insurance companies require patients to try one or more prescriptions drugs before coverage is provided for the actual drug prescribed by the patient’s health care provider. This Act creates a Step Therapy Exception Process whereby patients who are required by their insurance company to go through step therapy protocols can, under certain circumstances, bypass step therapy to obtain the initially-prescribed medication. This Act does not apply to state or federal governmental plans. https://legis.delaware.gov/BillDetail/47368