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Top-Quality nursing homes harder to access with mental health issues

March 31, 2018

(Reuters Health) – Even people with common and often treatable mental health problems like depression and anxiety may have a harder time than patients without these diagnoses getting admitted to a high-quality nursing home, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on more than 3.7 million admissions to 15,600 facilities nationwide from 2012 to 2014. more »

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Insightful articles that promote mental health

March 5, 2018

A Checklist for Parents with Children with Mental Health Problems For Teachers: Children’s Mental Health Disorder Fact Sheet for the Classroom Promoting Mental Health at Home: How to Design the Perfect Meditation Room Healthy Eating and Depression: How Diet May Help Protect Your Mental Health 5 Ways to Use Feng Shui in Your Home Design more »

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Senate Health Reform Bill (BCRA)

July 16, 2017

What are key changes in the BCRA? Allows insurance companies to offer bare-bones plans with no mental health coverage, as long as they offer a single plan that covers mental health and substance use services. This is a giant step away from parity, or fair coverage of mental health conditions. Provides $45 billion in short-term grant funding to more »

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Will you lose your mental health coverage?

June 17, 2017

The House voted on the American Health Care Act in early May. Now, the Senate is working on its own health reform bill and may try to vote on it by the end of June. Congress should improve mental health coverage by working across the aisle in a transparent process. Instead, Senate leaders are working more »

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The Congressional Budget Office

March 18, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) The Congressional Budget Office predicts that under the American Health Care Reform Act of 2017 (AHCA), 24 million Americans will lose mental health coverage by 2026, including 14 million fewer people covered by Medicaid.   For more information, see NAMI’s newest talking points on the American Health Care Act.   more »

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