From the monthly archives:

February 2011

New at Hill Day 2011: Advocate of the Year Award

At the National Council, we know that our policy successes in Washington depend in large part on the consistent and vocal support of our members [...]

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House Votes to Approve Spending Cut Bill; Legislation Now Moves to Senate

The House on Feb. 19 voted to approve a fiscal year 2011 continuing budget resolution (CR) containing $60 billion in spending reductions compared to current [...]

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Third Federal Judge Upholds Health Reform Law

A federal judge in the District of Columbia this week dismissed a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, on the grounds that the law does [...]

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Chuck Ingoglia on Proposed Cuts to Federal Behavioral Health Spending

Welcome to our webchat with guest blogger Chuck Ingoglia, Vice President for Public Policy at the National Council! On Feb. 18, 2011, Chuck took readers’ [...]

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President Obama Releases 2012 Budget Proposal

President Obama this week submitted his Fiscal Year 2012 budget proposal to Congress. Among the President’s requests for SAMHSA’s 2012 budget : Mental Health Block [...]

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House Debate Begins Over 2011 Continuing Resolution

The House this week began floor debate on HR 1, the continuing resolution (CR) outlining federal spending levels for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011. [...]

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National Council Members Testify at NASMHPD Congressional Briefing on State Cuts to the Public Mental Health Safety Net

The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors on Wednesday hosted a congressional briefing to release the results of a nationwide survey showing that [...]

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National Council Submits Letter to President Obama in Support of Health Reform

The National Council this week submitted a letter to President Obama thanking him for his leadership in spearheading the passage and implementation of healthcare reform. [...]

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State of the States: Laying the Foundation for Health Reform

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a new publication detailing developments in state health reform policy over the course of 2010.

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Taking Advantage of the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

The Treasury Department has released a new brochure for small business owners explaining in detail how they can take advantage of health reform’s small business [...]

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