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Shocked into action to defeat Graham-Cassidy

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

States’ shortcomings drive reincarceration rates

September 20, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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A study released by the Treatment Advocacy Center asserts that states’ inability to care for those with mental illness who have committed major crimes is driving up rearrest rates and draining public resources.

Oppose the Graham-Cassidy health reform bill

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

Census Bureau: Poverty, uninsured rates declined in 2016

September 13, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the number of people without health insurance declined to 28.1 million and 2.5 million fewer people lived in poverty in 2016.

Marino positioned for drug czar title

September 5, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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President Trump will nominate Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.) as Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). His nomination must be confirmed by the Senate.

Put some context around ACA numbers

August 25, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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As lawmakers seek to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance marketplaces, the political rhetoric should be viewed in context.

FDA evaluating prescription opioid medications for children

August 25, 2017  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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The agency will convene a meeting of its Pediatric Advisory Committee in September to discuss the use of hydrocodone or codeine for the treatment of cough in pediatric patients.

Positive health determinants as vaccination and remedy

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

NCAD: The opioid crisis is a political football, and that’s not good

August 22, 2017  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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It’s important for leaders in the industry to advocate for the disease of addiction rather than for the opioid crisis because resources are still quite scarce.

Defeating the diseases of despair

August 10, 2017  |  Ron Manderscheid, PhD, Exec Dir, NACBHDD and NARMH
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Although small in comparison within the overall U.S. death rate, deaths due to “diseases of despair” currently are growing, with opioid-related deaths  spiking considerably.

Debunk the Senate ruse

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

Honor veterans through accessible healthcare and services

July 12, 2017  |  Patrick Gauthier
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With uncertainty looming over the future of the nation's healthcare, there are steps providers can take to meet the needs of veterans.

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