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Mental Health Bill Would Trim Medicaid Spending

Dive Brief: The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016, H.R. 2646, would reduce net direct Medicaid spending by $5 million from 2017 through 2026, according to a cost analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. In a Tuesday … Continue reading

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House Will Vote on Mental Health Bill After Recess

The House will vote on a long-stalled mental health bill next month, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office confirmed. The bill, from Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.), unanimously passed the Energy and Commerce Committee last week, but garnering Democratic support required … Continue reading

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Mental Health Bill Finally Makes Move in House

Following Congressional progress toward providing additional resources for patients with serious mental illness, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today applauded passage of H.R. 2646 “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015” by the U.S. House Energy … Continue reading

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Telemental Health Services on Rise, but Barriers Remain

Millions of Americans suffer from mental health conditions each year, ranging from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and posttraumatic stress disorder. Many of those go untreated due to missed diagnosis, lack of access and other issues. But new smart technologies … Continue reading

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U.S. Insurance Mega Mergers Could Hurt Mental Health Care

The American Psychiatric Association warned U.S. antitrust regulators this month that two proposed health insurance deals could worsen access to mental health care services, adding to public opposition from several prominent doctors groups. Anthem Inc would become the largest U.S. … Continue reading

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