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Linda's List 2017

February 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, says while she herself tends to be optimistic, this is clearly a year to be more cautious for a number of reasons.

Patients with depression favor keeping ACA

February 8, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A higher percentage of patients with major depressive disorder do not want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed, as compared to the general population, according to a study published this week by health network PatientsLikeMe.

How to follow the money in ACA repeal and replace

February 1, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Future healthcare policy will undoubtedly be driven by cost, whether it’s the Trump administration’s anticipated replacement for ACA or the iterations of adjustments down the road.

Gaining essential perspective on the new administration

January 31, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Now with a new administration, it will be very important for us to pause, reflect and determine our next steps. The hoped for output from this exercise will be development of a laser-like focus on what is important, while ignoring all the noise.

What will Medicaid reform say about our society?

January 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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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.

Providers remain concerned about ACA repeal

January 10, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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County behavioral health service providers are especially uneasy about a wholesale repeal of ACA and what the near future might bring without a practical transition plan.

Eliminate, rename or replace the ACA?

December 27, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Within a few days after the new year, we likely will be confronted with an effort to “repeal” the Affordable Care Act. I put the word in quotes, since it is entirely unclear what repeal will mean.

 

With a new administration coming, it’s on providers to speak up

December 16, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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With the Affordable Care Act likely to be repealed and uncertainty over what will replace it, speakers on a National Council for Behavioral Health conference call Thursday said the time is now for providers to make their voices heard in Washington.

TCIV: Trump health policy hasn’t shaken the market

December 7, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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When major policy changes are in store, the situation often makes the market jittery. However, the 2017 forecast is extremely bullish for behavioral healthcare.

TCIV: Policy gains are at risk in 2017

December 5, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The most important goal for behavioral health stakeholders under the Donald Trump administration will be to maintain the gains they’ve realized in the past 12 months.

No population health without behavioral health

November 18, 2016  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
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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.

Donald Trump wins

November 9, 2016  |  Patrick Gauthier
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President Trump will ensure that control is as local as possible. His promise to dismantle the ACA and create business-friendly, state-controlled conditions is a safe bet.

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