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Connecticut's proposed mental health cuts spur outcry from Newtown parents

By Associated Press  |  April 19, 2015

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposal to cut money from a state grant program to community mental health and substance abuse providers is prompting an outcry from advocates and families of Newtown massacre victims in Connecticut, who warn patients will suffer from a lack of services.

Community clinics use innovation to address key challenges

Community clinics use innovation to address key challenges

By Carmela Castellano-Garcia  |  April 10, 2015

The old proverb states, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Nowhere does that ring more true than in our nation's healthcare system following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and it is particularly true for community clinics and health centers.

Mental health parity in Medicaid plans would help—not solve—limited access

Mental health parity in Medicaid plans would help—not solve—limited access

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 07, 2015

Proposed regulations ensuring mental health parity in Medicaid managed-care plans promise better coverage for important services like substance-abuse counseling—at least for beneficiaries who have providers. But the CMS rules won't guarantee more providers will participate.

At Phoenix VA, Obama says more work to do for veterans

By Associated Press  |  March 14, 2015

Amid persistent complaints about veterans' healthcare, President Barack Obama acknowledged lingering weaknesses Friday in the federal government's response to the chronic delays and false waiting lists that triggered a national outcry over the Veterans Affairs health system last year.

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