From the monthly archives:

September 2011

Deficit Committee Silent on Details of Talks; New Resources Available for Advocates

The Joint Select Committee holds its first meeting on Sept. 8, 2011 Members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction this week refused to [...]

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NAMI to Host Oct. 6 Webinar on Essential Health Benefits

Essential Health Benefits and Mental Health in Insurance Exchanges Thursday, Oct. 6 from 1-2:00 p.m. EDT (12:00 pm central, 11:00 pm mountain, 10:00 pm pacific) [...]

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Back to School Healthcare Reform Webinar Series

It’s September 2011. If you want to ace those Healthcare Reform SATs for admission to new payment and delivery systems by 2014, you must start [...]

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President Obama Proposes $320 Billion Reduction in Health Spending as Part of Deficit Deal

President Obama on Monday released a deficit reduction proposal that would cut federal spending by a sweeping $3 trillion, well in excess of the $1.2-1.5 [...]

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Deficit Reduction and Behavioral Health: What You Need to Know Now

As many of you know, a select group of legislators is currently debating a plan to make massive cuts to federal spending over the next [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Challenges To Health Law

On Sept. 8, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on two challenges to the health law, brought by the Commonwealth of Virginia and Liberty [...]

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Medicaid RACs Must be Up and Running by January 2012

Under a new rule released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, states must fully implement their Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) programs by [...]

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Coalition for Whole Health Urges Inclusion of Comprehensive Substance Use and Mental Health Services in Essential Benefits

The Coalition for Whole Health, a national coalition of addictions and mental health organizations of which the National Council is a member, has submitted recommendations [...]

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Deficit Committee Begins Meetings Today

The Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction today began its work of identifying at least $1.2 trillion in federal spending reductions. The committee is working [...]

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States’ Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plans Help Bridge the Coverage Gap

When the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansions are fully implemented in 2014, millions of previously uninsured Americans will have access to health insurance – without [...]

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