July 26, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
The clock is ticking on the 20 hour Senate “debate” on healthcare reform, and nothing good will emerge from this process. Hence, the desired outcome that we must embrace is that no agreement be reached.
July 18, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
A handful of Republican senators stood up for the American people and derailed health reform legislation proposed by the GOP leadership that can only be characterized as possibly the worst legislation in more than a century.
June 29, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
Georgia has one of 10 state policy academies being conducted by the Center for Social Innovation, as part of its work with SAMHSA. Each of these policy academies seeks to plan a recovery-oriented state system.
Healthcare providers across behavioral and related disciplines have long seen licensure as a barrier to telehealth growth. Practitioners are seeking to not only develop their specialty niche but to make themselves available to more patients.
President Trump and HHS Secretary Tom Price have identified three excellent priorities—childhood obesity, mental illness and the opioid epidemic—but their actions seem to be counterproductive. What do you think?
May 12, 2017 Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
The behavioral health community is dismayed by the recent vote in the House to approve the American Health Care Act (AHCA). We hope that considerably more reasonable decisions will prevail in the Senate.