January 12, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Members of the new Congress and administration have expressed a strong desire to “reform” Medicaid, although specifics are quite scarce. An effort will be made to change Medicaid to some type of fixed federal payment.
December 13, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
This year has been one of great tumult—home-based terrorism, disconcerting race relations and an extremely divisive election. Hence, we look forward to these holidays as a period of essential relief from our everyday worries and woes.
November 30, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
I am sure that you were shocked by the outcome of our recent national election. Now that we all have had several weeks to gain some perspective, I would like to offer the following about our path forward.
November 18, 2016 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
Rosalynn Carter’s Annual Behavioral Health Policy Symposium addressed many of the issues that we work on today: parity, care access, integrated care, peer support, community participation, stigma and more.
The surgeon general’s report on alcohol, drugs and health is significant because not only is it the first ever report on addiction from the top federal health advocate, it’s also a document that reflects the culmination of significant changes in the national dialog.