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Senator Stabenow Discusses Excellence Act on Morning Joe

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., joins Morning Joe to discuss the Excellence in Mental Health Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at expanding access to mental health [...]

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Where will you be September 16?

You’re been reading the news. Now be part of it. Join us at Hill Day 2013 to advocate for the most pressing behavioral health policies [...]

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“Medical Loss Ratio” Rule Goes Into Effect, Giving Consumers over $1 Billion in Savings

August 1st was the deadline for health insurers to issue rebates or premium credits to consumers if the insurer didn’t spend at least 80 percent [...]

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Supreme Court Upholds ACA Coverage Mandate, Takes Narrow Interpretation of Medicaid Expansion

In a 5-4 ruling on Thursday, the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s coverage mandate, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the [...]

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The Survivor’s Guide to Hill Day 2012

What is Hill Day?  How can I prepare for every contingency when I meet with my legislators?  What essential supplies do I need to bring [...]

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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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National Council Submits Comments to HHS on Essential Health Benefits

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in December issued an information bulletin outlining how it intends to approach its task of creating an [...]

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President Obama Nominates Marilyn Tavenner to Head CMS

President Obama has formally announced his nomination of Marilyn Tavenner as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), after CMS Administrator Don [...]

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Community Behavioral Health Staff and Consumers Share Their Stories

In 2011, over 1,300 consumers and staff of community behavioral health agencies participated in the National Council’s Annual Letter-Writing Campaign by writing letters to Congress [...]

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Impact Behavioral Healthcare. With 1 Letter.

Please welcome our next guest blogger, Carl Clark, CEO of The Mental Health Center of Denver Carl Clark with President Clinton at the 2011 National [...]

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