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Executives mixed on opioid commission report

November 2, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

The report's calls for parity compliance regulations and training requirements are lauded, but a lack of additional funding disappoints.

Partnerships between public health and behavioral health move self-management

October 31, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Now, two fields, public health and behavioral health, are beginning to open up the possibilities of working together on population health management.

Administration actions could wreck state insurance marketplaces

October 14, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

The year 2017 has been like no other. In less than six months, the Congress confronted us with four terrible health reform bills. Miraculously, all of these have failed.

Is Medicare 'reform' just a ploy to privatize?

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

Recent discussions by members of Congress and the Trump administration again have raised the specter of Medicare “reform." Although they lack key details, these talks seem to have two consistent threads: a private locus for program operations and a variable...

Shocked into action to defeat Graham-Cassidy

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

The Avalere estimate indicates Graham-Cassidy would take $4.2 trillion out of health by 2036. Virtually all states would experience dramatic federal funding reductions due the progressive, negative impact of the Medicaid per capita caps starting in 2020 and...

Another Senate ACA bill up for yet another vote

September 19, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
news

Critics are concerned about how the policy would shift costs to states and ultimately lead to coverage and eligibility cuts in Medicaid programs—just as they were with the previous bills.

Oppose the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill

September 18, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Senate Republicans are pushing for a vote on their latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act before the end of the month, and the effects of this latest proposal would be every bit as devastating as its shipwrecked predecessors.

An argument for emotional health

August 29, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

We must say goodbye to mental health and behavioral health, replacing the terms as well as the philosophy with emotional health instead.

Put some context around ACA numbers

August 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

As lawmakers seek to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, the political rhetoric should be viewed in context.

Positive health determinants as vaccination and remedy

August 23, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Positive health determinants include factors such as nurturing families for children, social inclusion for adults, job and pay equity, and clean living spaces, among others. In summary: Your zip code is predictive of your health status and your length of life...

Debunk the Senate ruse

July 26, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

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.

BREAKING: Senate GOP leaders weigh straight ACA repeal after healthcare bill collapses

July 18, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

With a lack of votes necessary to pass their proposed healthcare reform legislation, Senate Republican leaders mull pursuing a straight repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

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