WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) advises that Congressional staff and reporters will receive information on the impact of America's economic distress and state budget cuts on mental health care. It includes reference to Senator Jay Rockefeller's "Medicaid match" extension amendment to pending economic recovery legislation in the Senate. The House of Representatives has already taken a position.
WHAT: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING on impact of nation's economic
distress and massive state budget cuts at a time when demand for mental health
services has increased 60 percent.
WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Room 122
U.S. House of Representatives
Independence Avenue and 1st Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20003
WHO: Sponsored by U.S. Rep. Janet Napolitano (Calif.)
House Mental Health Caucus
WHY COVER?--Background on:
-- The Honorable Kevin B. Sullivan, former lieutenant governor, State of Connecticut, West Hartford, CT. -- National Board of Directors, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) -- Mr. John Easterday, administrator, Wisconsin Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Madison, Wis.. -- Mr. Richard Leclerc, president/CEO, Gateway Healthcare, Inc.Pawtucket, R.I. -- Dr. David Shern, executive director, Mental Health America, Alexandria, Va.
SOURCE National Alliance on Mental Illness