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Federal Budget

Fiscal Cliff Talks Continue; Thank You for Taking Action

Deficit reduction negotiations continued this week within the Beltway, with little apparent progress. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) indicated that he might be open to [...]

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Sequestration: A Refresher

In August 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act. This legislation had four primary components: Raised the statutory debt ceiling. This is the limit on [...]

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National Council Special Analysis: Deficit Negotiations and the “Fiscal Cliff”

All the talk in Washington this month is centered around one question: will Congress be able to reach a grand deal to avert the tax [...]

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Evaluating the Elections: What’s Next for Behavioral Health?

Now that the voters have spoken, what’s next for Congress and President Obama – and what does it all mean for behavioral health? MentalHealthcareReform.org editor [...]

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President Obama Wins Re-election; How will Behavioral Health Fare in the New Congress?

Yesterday, Americans made their voices heard at the polls, returning Barack Obama to the presidency. After a bitterly fought election stretching over nearly two years, [...]

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Obama Administration to Release Report on Effects of Sequestration

The Obama Administration is expected to release a detailed report outlining how sequestration would affect spending on defense and non-defense programs this week. The report [...]

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The Paul Ryan Budget Plan: What Does it Really Mean for Healthcare and Safety Net Programs?

With Mitt Romney’s announcement over the weekend that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan would be his vice presidential running mate, media attention has surged around Ryan’s [...]

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Congress, White House Strike Deal on Stopgap Budget Measure

In a rare display of bipartisan agreement on a fiscal issue, the House, Senate and White House have struck a deal to extend funding for [...]

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House Subcommittee Approves Massive Cuts to 2013 Behavioral Health Funding

Funding for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration would fall by over $300 million compared to last year under a 2013 funding bill [...]

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Get the Latest on 2013 Appropriations at Hill Day, June 25-26

With House and Senate appropriators locked in conflict over whether and how steeply to cut federal funding for discretionary healthcare programs in the coming year, [...]

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