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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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Five Health Policy Battles and Trends to Watch in 2012

1. Medicare Physician Pay Fix: In the last hours of its 2011 session, Congress enacted a short-term deal that postponed for two months a scheduled [...]

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Five Major Health Policy Successes of 2011

Despite what seemed like constant threats to Medicaid and behavioral health funding over the last year, our field was able to fend off the worst [...]

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Let it Snow! A Special Analysis of the Future of Behavioral Health Funding

In the words of the famous holiday song, “the weather outside is frightful” – and particularly so as we look at the funding climate for [...]

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Supercommittee Fails to Reach Deal by Nov. 23 Deadline

What are the Implications for Behavioral Health? As you have no doubt heard, the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction have announced [...]

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Congress Contemplates Next Steps in Aftermath of Supercommittee Failure

As Congress returned from its Thanksgiving recess, lawmakers this week grappled with their next steps in the wake of the Supercommittee’s failure to reach an [...]

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Amplify Your Voice on Capitol Hill with a Letter to the Editor

Writing a letter is easy with our 4-step toolkit! The National Council would like to take a moment to thank the thousands of individuals who responded [...]

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The Opening Salvo: Democrats, Republicans Issue Competing Supercommittee Plans

The federal government would achieve $3 trillion in savings, half of it from spending cuts, under a plan proposed this week by Democrats on the [...]

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Protect Medicaid from Supercommittee Cuts: Sign on Today, Then Write a Letter to Your Local Editor

Over the last several weeks, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (also known as the “Supercommittee”) has continued to hold its negotiations behind closed [...]

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New Debt Reduction Proposal Targets Medicaid, Health Insurance Subsidies

House Appropriations Committee member Dennis Rehberg (R-MT) has proposed a new idea for how the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction can reach its $1.2 [...]

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