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Health Affairs/RWJF Brief Describes Proposed Per Capita Caps in Medicaid

From Health Affairs: A new Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discusses per capita caps, a proposed reform 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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CMS Clarifies Application of Essential Benefits to Medicaid

Although HHS stated clearly that its proposed rule extends only to health plans sold in the individual, small group, and exchange markets, the Centers for [...]

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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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Connecticut Selects Traditional Medicaid as Benchmark for Expanded Medicaid

Connecticut will use its Medicaid program as the template for the essential benefits that must be covered by qualified health plans sold in the state [...]

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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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Coverage of Mental Health and Substance Use Services under the ACA

In 2008, Congress passed the landmark Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act, prohibiting certain insurance plans from imposing limitations on mental health and substance [...]

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A Rising Trend in Integrated Care Delivery: Accountable Care Organizations

The growth of Medicaid and its emergence as a universal insurance program for low-income Americans has put pressure on state Medicaid systems to keep costs [...]

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