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The Smile: Trading lives for premium rebates and tax reductions

June 22, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

On Thursday, the Senate released its healthcare bill. The shroud hiding the underlying calculus has disappeared like the smiling Cheshire cat of yore. All that remains is the smile.

Insurers not providing sufficient evidence of parity act compliance

June 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

A recently analysis finds insurers are not providing consumers or state regulators with adequate documentation about their plans’ mental health and addiction treatment benefits.

'Cruelty wrapped in a lie'

May 29, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

I am outraged, simply outraged, by the administration’s proposed federal budget for 2018, released earlier this week. I believe that you are too.

Defeating the legislative tsunami engulfing health reform

May 22, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

I recall not a single time in my entire career when behavioral healthcare, and healthcare in general, have been under greater siege than at present.

4 questions we should be asking the White House

May 15, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

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?

The US Senate can improve health reform

May 12, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

House narrowly approves AHCA

May 4, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

The House on Thursday approved the American Health Care Act by a vote of 217-213. The legislation now heads to the Senate, where significant changes could be made.

Is the American Health Care Act rising from the dead?

May 3, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone
Perspectives

What does the rise of the American Health Care Act and the MacArthur Amendment mean for the alcohol and drug treatment industry?

Will you join us in this Herculean effort?

May 1, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Federal officials are choosing deliberately to make it more difficult and more costly for those with pre-existing conditions, those with disabilities, and those who are older to access necessary healthcare. We must work immediately to defeat AHCA.

Preserving our moral values in healthcare reform

April 6, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Most Americans that I know do want us to be a moral society that protects those who are vulnerable, those who are disabled, and those who are old. That is who we are. That is who we want to be.

Did Obamacare save your life?

March 17, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Many people have come forth to reveal that the Affordable Care Act saved their lives. All of this has raised questions about the early death of persons with mental health, substance use, and intellectual development and disability conditions.

Behavioral health benefits shift with GOP plan

March 14, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

While Congress considers the American Health Care Act, many treatment center executives are wondering how the proposed legislation will ultimately affect their patients.

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