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House bill more about politics than policy

March 24, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

If the American Health Care Act passes the House, the Senate is unlikely to move it forward.

Laws boost protections for three-quarter house tenants

March 22, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
article

 A series of laws recently passed in New York City aim to curb predatory practices of three-quarter house landlords and increase protections for tenants.

High risk pools could include behavioral health patients

March 21, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Proposed health reform legislation allows states to form high risk pools for high cost populations. Such models could be used to help those with mental health and addiction disorders obtain insurance coverage.

Parity groups seek best practices

March 17, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Pennsylvania was recently chosen to participate in a learning initiative launched under the Obama administration that provides states with practical support to help them enforce parity laws.

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.

Prescription drug misuse impacting workplaces

March 16, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
news

More than seven out of 10 employers surveyed say their workplaces have been impacted by the misuse of prescription drugs, according to the National Safety Council.

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.

The House Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act: What treatment centers need to know

March 10, 2017  |  Walter H. Boone
Perspectives

For addiction treatment centers, several questions arise regarding the American Health Care Act and how it would change the healthcare system.

Why join professional associations?

March 8, 2017  |  Ed Jones, PhD
Perspectives

We are fighting for professional advancement and hoping that the world sees our work as psychotherapists as valuable. Yet I have some bad news. Hope is not a strategy.

The least you need to know about the repeal and replace bill

March 7, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
blog

Everyone’s talking about the healthcare bill House Republicans released Monday night. Here’s the very least you need to know.

Fewer covered, weaker protections, higher costs: ACA repeal plan

March 7, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

Six words sum up the House bill released by Republicans last evening in their effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. A quick review suggests the insured population would fall; health insurance benefits would deteriorate; and costs would escalate...

Nurturing self-management

March 3, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Executive Director, NACBHDD and NARMH
blog

First, we came to understand the key role played by personal health literacy. Then, we added health activation. Now, we are opening chapter three of this trinity—self-management. This often is referred to as self-direction in behavioral health.
 

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