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1/18/2021 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

January 19th, 2021

This is the first full week of the 2021 Maryland General Assembly session and the legislature is already in full swing. In an effort to mitigate spread of the coronavirus, lawmakers are not meeting for full floor sessions. Instead, they are using their time to focus on bill hearings and committee…

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1/11/2021 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

January 11th, 2021

It’s a new year and the Maryland General Assembly is set to convene for the 442nd time this Wednesday, January 13 at noon. This session will look and feel a lot different than usual – most of the proceedings will be conducted virtually – but the resulting policy and budgetary actions…

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2020 Milliman Press Release

August 13th, 2020

Groundbreaking New Study Reveals People Diagnosed with Both Behavioral and Physical Health Conditions are Among the Highest-Cost Patients, Yet Less than 5% of Health Care Spending is Directed Toward Behavioral Health Treatment Report Comes Amidst Upsurge in Mental Health and Substance Use…

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3/19/2020 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

March 19th, 2020

MHAMD Friends and Supporters - Amid concerns over spread of the novel coronavirus, the 441st legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly ended at 5PM yesterday – nearly three weeks earlier than planned. It is believed to be the first time the session has been cut short since…

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3/9/2020 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

March 9th, 2020

With just over four weeks left until the Maryland General Assembly adjourns at midnight on April 6, MHAMD and the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition are working overtime to ensure positive legislative and budgetary action to address the priorities outlined in the 2020 Keep the Door Open…

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3/2/2020 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

March 2nd, 2020

What a week! Thank you to everyone who came out for the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition's 2020 Keep the Door Open Rally. Hundreds of you flooded Annapolis to demand a restoration of nearly $25 million in budget cuts to community mental health and substance use treatment, the…

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2/24/2020 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

February 24th, 2020

This is a big week! The Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition will rally in Annapolis, several Coalition priorities are scheduled for committee hearings, and a number of other key policy measures will receive legislative consideration. Keep the Door Open Rally in Annapolis Thursday,…

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2/17/2020 MHAMD Weekly Legislative Update

February 18th, 2020

It's a busy week for MHAMD and the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition! Bill hearings are scheduled for many of the Coalition's Keep the Door Open 2020 priorities and the General Assembly will get it's first look at the FY 2021 Behavioral Health Administration budget. Here are some of…

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2/10/2020 MHAMD
Weekly Legislative Update

February 10th, 2020

Keep the Door Open 2020 An inability to access quality mental health and substance use disorder services in the community is forcing more individuals into costly emergency departments or discouraging them from seeking care at all. Accordingly, MHAMD and the Maryland Behavioral Health Coalition…

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