National Advocacy Issues


Nationally, AAMFT continues to advocate for Congress to pass legislation that would allow LMFTs to be recognized as Medicare providers. Earlier this year, legislation to finally add LMFTs as Medicare providers β€”the Mental Health Access Improvement Act of 2021 β€” was introduced in the House of Representatives as H.R. 432 and in the Senate as S. 828. So far, 41 members of the House of Representatives have agreed to cosponsor H.R 432 and 14 Senators have agreed to cosponsor S. 828. AAMFT and its allies supporting H.R. 432 and S. 828 continue to seek additional cosponsors for this legislation. This summer, there are a few things that you can do to persuade your Members of Congress to support the MFTs in Medicare legislation and to move this legislation forward. Find out more detailed information here: The AAMFT Blog: Advocate for MFTs in Medicare this Summer