From the monthly archives:

May 2012

CBO Report Warns About Upcoming “Fiscal Cliff”

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) this week released a report warning that the economy might enter another recession if Congress fails to take action on [...]

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What’s flat, funny, and travels all over the country?

A: Flat Stephen Colbert If you attended the National Council’s conference or follow our emails, you’ve probably seen our music video inviting Stephen Colbert to [...]

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National Council Now Accepting Applications for 2012 Same Day Access Multistate Initiative

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to accept applications for the 2012 Same Day Access Multistate Initiative. This exciting initiative is an [...]

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Trio of Fiscal Issues to Converge at End of Year; Debt Limit Questions Resurface

Political observers in Washington this week felt a sense of déjà vu in the wake of comments by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) about the [...]

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Supreme Court May Hand Down ACA Ruling During Hill Day; Get Expert Insights June 25

The Supreme Court this year held hearings on one of the most historic cases in decades: a challenge by 26 states to the constitutionality of [...]

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Overview: Proposed Federal Rules for Increased Medicaid Payment for Primary Care Providers

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released proposed language for implementing the Medicaid primary care rate increase under [...]

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A Look at Healthcare Reform Readiness for 2012

Infosys Public Services surveyed health plans and provider organizations about their thoughts on key imperatives for health reform readiness in 2012. The results are displayed [...]

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Video Illustrates Impact of State and Local Budget Cuts on People with Disabilities

As states continue to grapple with the effects of the recession, many have been forced to cut services. This documentary from Milestone in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, [...]

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Making an Impact in a Tough Election Year: Insights from Senator Gordon H. Smith at Hill Day 2012

Have you ever felt that political polarization in Congress makes it hard to get your message through? If you have, you’re not alone. This year [...]

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House Votes to Replace 2013 Automatic Cuts with $315B in Spending Reductions

Today, the House approved legislation that would cut $315 billion from social programs in 2013. The legislation is House Republicans’ response to the $72 billion [...]

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